Enlightened employers are now highlighting first aiders for both physical and mental health in the same way. This course is for individuals who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.
Like physical first aiders, Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders®) need to periodically refresh their skills. As well as illustrating a commitment to treating mental health and physical health equally, this training helps to ensure skills and knowledge are updated so this crucial role can be provided safely and confidently.
A 4-hour training course designed to raise awareness and provide an introductory understanding of what mental health is. Some organisations encourage all employees to attend this course with some then going on to qualify as mental health first aiders by attending the MHFA 2-day course.
This 12-hour training offers an overview of mental ill-health in the workplace and helps to remove stigma and fear. Delegates become more informed about how to respond to a mental health crisis. The course is presented by a qualified SMHFA instructor and quality is continuously monitored by NHS Health Scotland.
Completion of this Adult MHFA One Day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies participants as adult MHFA Champions. The session is built around a mental health first aid action plan and includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.
Providing a deeper understanding around the issues that relate to student and staff mental health, this 1-day course is suitable for anyone who either works or studies in a higher education environment. It teaches participants to spot the early signs of mental ill health, listen, reassure and guide a person towards support.
Designed to teach staff, volunteers and parents how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health. The Youth MHFA training gives those who attend the skills and confidence to safely address mental health issues in young people aged 8 to 18, with a strong practical focus on how to support a young person experiencing mental distress.
As there may be occasions where one of the above courses does not provide the best solution to an organisation’s training needs, we can also offer specifically designed bespoke courses, customised courses to include examples/exercises pertinent to your organisation as well as a confidential one-to-one coaching service.