Would you know how to help?
We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect everyone. Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for help with their own mental health.
Become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
By becoming an MHFAider® with us you’ll have access to continuous support – well beyond your initial certification – so you are confident, empowered and motivated to carry out your role. You will get three years’ access to MHFAider® support and benefits which includes 24/7 digital support through the MHFAider Support App®. From there, you will find exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®.
What will you learn on this 2 day course?
|Day 1:||Day 2:|
|· MHFA & the MHFA role|
· What is Mental Health?
· Helpful & Useful Language in Mental Health
· Understanding self
· Stress & the impact on Mental Health
· What influences Mental Health?
· MHFA Conversation practice.
· What is Anxiety?
· What is a traumatic event?
· Active listening & Empathy
· What are eating disorders?
· What is self-harm?
· What is substance Misuse?
|· What is depression?|
· What is suicide?
· What is psychosis?
· MHFA conversation practice.
· Recovery & lived experience.
· Boundaries as a MHFA
· Self-Care – Revisited
· Moving Forward as a MHFA & action plan.
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The Wellbeing Service is able to run a number of programmes each year at a discounted rate of £45 per person on allocated course dates only, please see course dates calendar below. Due to a high interest in this course at this discounted price, we can only allocate a max of 2 places per company/organisation on each of the courses.
If you are an organisation/business that is looking to train a group of people together, please contact us for further details and costings on private courses.
|June||Monday 19th and 26th 2023||Focus, Heritage House, Fisherman’s Wharf, Grimsby, DN31 1SY||9am-5pm||Max. 16|
|July||Wednesday 5th and 12th 2023||Focus, Heritage House, Fisherman’s Wharf, Grimsby, DN31 1SY||9am-5pm||Max. 16|
|September||Thursday 21st and 28th 2023||Focus, Heritage House, Fisherman’s Wharf, Grimsby, DN31 1SY||9am-5pm||Max. 16|
|November||Thursday 23rd and 30th 2023||Focus, Heritage House, Fisherman’s Wharf, Grimsby, DN31 1SY||9am-5pm||Max. 16|
To book a place on a course, please do so via:
To enquire further, please call 01472 326937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last updated: 05 May 2023