Mental Health First Aid – 2 days

Mental Health First Aid

TBC – this course will be available from July 2019 onwards

Location: London

This course is also available in-house

Prices (2 days) AdviceUK Members – £260, Voluntary sector £285 + VAT, all others £300 + VAT

We all know about ‘First Aid’ and the statutory requirements for workplaces to have qualified ‘First Aiders’; now there is a strong movement towards ensuring each workplace also has Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) who are equipped to guide a person struggling or in crisis.

Just as a physical First Aider might learn how to use CPR to save a life, a MHFA will use a similar set of skills in a Mental Health First Aid Action Plan.

Employers are aware that neglecting the Mental Health and wellbeing of staff, volunteers, service users or customers is having a huge impact on their service, either through staff absence or increased demands.

Public Health England worked with the Department of Health to develop the two day Mental Health First Aid course

The Aims of the course are:

  • To preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
  • To provide help to prevent the mental health issue from becoming more serious before professional help arrives
  •  To promote the recovery of good mental health
  • To provide comfort to a person with a mental health issue
  • To raise awareness of mental health issues in the community
  • To reduce stigma and discrimination
  • To improve own health and wellbeing

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Recognise the symptoms of mental health
  2. Provide initial help
  3. Guide the person towards appropriate professional help
  4. Be mindful of your own wellbeing

Participants will receive a certificate, course manual and course workbook

The course is delivered by Laura Morrell who is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, who has worked with vulnerable adults in the Advice Sector for over 25 years.

To make a booking, please complete the booking form attached below and forward to us at AdviceUK, 101E Universal House, 88-94 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7SA or send it to us by email: training@adviceuk.org.uk

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