Mental Health First Aid teaches people to spot the signs of mental health issues and how to guide a person towards support. The course won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but it will teach you how to respond in a crisis and how to reach out before a crisis happens. To find out more about the benefits of MHFA please visit Adult · MHFA England.

 

Our Adults MHFA course can be delivered either online or face to face across either 2 or 4 days. The training course is designed to be delivered to between 8 and 16 people.

 

For face to face training we can deliver this course on site at your organisations venue or at our wellbeing centre in Ashton-under-Lyne, (216-218 Katherine Street, OL6 7AS). 

 

If your organisation would like to book a MHFA course for your staff, please email trainingacademy [at] togmind.org. This training can be delivered between 8-16 persons either at your own venue (if COVID compliant) or online via zoom.

 

Current Sessions

We will be running sessions throughout the year which are available for members of the public to book on to. The cost for these sessions are £199 per person. To book please follow the link below. You will be asked for payment at the time of booking to reserve your space. If you require an invoice to your organisation please email melkelly [at] togmind.org before booking so we can arrange this for you.

 

 

Date: Start: Finish: Booking Link:
2nd August & 9th August 09:30 16:30 Click here.
11th October & 18th October 09:30 16:30 Click here.
22nd November & 29th November 09:30 16:30 Click here.

 

Sessions

MHFA is split into 4 sessions which takes place over either two full days or four half days. In order to receive your certification in MHFA you must attend all sessions. Certificates are issues directly from MHFA England upon completion of the course.

 

Session 1

  • Why mental health first aid
  • 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

Session 2 

  • 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

Session 3

  • 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

Session 4

  • 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

 

Upon completing the course, students will become certified mental health first aiders in the workplace and can help colleagues with a mental health issues receive the support they need to recover or manage their symptoms. Everyone who completes the course will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health

 

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