Mental Health First Aid
With statistics showing that 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health related illness throughout their lifetime addressing mental health is just as important as physical health in the workplace.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course designed to teach people how to spot and crucially recognise the symptoms of mental ill health and guide the affected individuals and family members to the appropriate support.
The outcome of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course attendance aims to increase us to talk more freely about and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health problems and to boost confidence to promote early intervention to deal with the issues to expedite recovery.
Internal support for a company’s mental health first aiders is imperative, with HR support, a clear remit on network discussions, a clear policy document, company literature and a robust referral assistance pathway.
Following the introduction of a company mental health first aider and clear mental health policy, a company should expect to see the positive results through the monitoring of access to services and outcomes, reduced absenteeism and positive staff surveys following training/information sessions.
Who is the course for?
- Anyone in an organisation who desire to learn more about mental health
- Anyone with management responsibilities whom could benefit from the training
- Anyone who will receive support and time to fulfil their role once trained
- Any organisation who want to reduce absenteeism, promote wellbeing and a positive forum with no mental health boundaries
- Deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to peoples mental health
- Teach practical every day skills including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards support
- Raises awareness and mental health literacy
- Reduces stigma surrounding mental health
- Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
- Promotes early intervention enabling speedier recovery
Role of the Mental Health First Aider
- Spot the early signs and symptoms of mental health
- Start supportive conversation with a colleague who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress
- Listen to the person non-judgementally
- Assess the risk of suicide or self-harm
- Encourage the person to assess appropriate professional support or self-help strategies
- Escalate to the appropriate emergency services if necessary
- Maintain confidentiality as appropriate
- Complete critical incident documents as and when necessary
- Protect themselves whilst performing their role
On successful completion of the course exam the awarded Certification for this course is valid for 3 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: – Please note: Failure to provide the following on the first day of the course is likely to result in the delegate not being allowed to attend or complete the training.
- Photographic I.D. is required for all delegates to be presented during course registration.
- Written parental consent is required for all delegates under 18 years of age.
- Failure to provide this on the first day of the course is likely to result in the delegate not being allowed to attend or complete the training.
- All delegates must have a good understanding of written & spoken English to complete the course successfully.
Course Cost £255.00pp + vat