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Mental Health First Aider

Please find the full course description further down the page.

This course is not available for online booking. Please contact us regarding possible dates.

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Language

    English

  • Course code

    LFA058

  • Price

    GBP 445.00

    Excl. extras &

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Mental Health First Aider

Objective

Attendees will gain:
An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues
Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan
Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether through self-help resources, internal support such as EAP, or external sources such as their GP
Understanding of how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties
A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

Target Group

Designated staff at every level - Equip designated Mental Health First Aiders with skills to spot signs of a range of mental health issues and guide a person to appropriate support

Prerequisites

N/A

Examination

Everyone who completes the course gets:
A manual to refer to whenever they need it
A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
A certificate of attendance to say they are a Mental Health First Aider which is approved by Mental Health First Aid England and valid for 3 years
A copy of the Line Managers' Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health
This course is delivered at both our training centres in Teesside and Aberdeen, or on customer premises with prior arrangement

Course Contents

Why Mental Health First Aid?
The Mental Health First Aid action plan
What is mental health?
Impact of mental health issues
Stigma and discrimination
What is depression?
Symptoms of depression
Risk factors for depression
Depression in the workplace
Suicide figures
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid for suicidal crisis
Non-judgemental listening skills
First aid for depression
Treatment and resources for depression
Self-care
What is an anxiety disorder?
First aid for anxiety disorders
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
Cognitive distortions and CBT
Personality disorders
Eating disorders
Self-harm
What is psychosis?
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Schizophrenia
Bipolar disorder
Warning signs of developing psychosis
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Treatment and resources for psychosis
Recovery and building resources
Action planning for using MHFA