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). Please note that due to covid guidelines we can at present only accommodate up to 8 people at our venue.

 

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.

 

Sessions

 

 

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
  • A copy of the Line Managers Resource, an individual source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health

 

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