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Workplace Mental health first aid 2-day Course

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of
mental ill-health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Course Context

In the same way as we learn physical first aid, mental health first aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial early warning signs of mental ill-health. Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues. Each MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor, who has attended the seven day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

  • Duration: 2 days (12 hours)
  • Capacity: 16 delegates max

Who Is It For?

This training is suitable for anyone in the workplace. Enlightened employers are now highlighting both physical and mental health first aiders in the same way.

Key Benefits

The MHFA course will:

  • Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health
  • Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support
  • Enhance interpersonal skills, such as non-judgemental listening
  • Provide knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental-ill health and increases confidence to signpost people towards appropriate support
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Mental Health First Aider.

Course Content

MHFA instructors deliver training in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid Skills:

Session 1

Mental Health First Aid, mental health and depression

Session 2

Depression and suicidal crisis

Session 3

Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm

Session 4

Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When the course is completed, delegates will receive a certificate to confirm that they are a training Mental Health First Aider.

Workplace Mental Health First Aid Half-day training

Workplace Mental Health First Aid is a 4-hour introductory mental health awareness course. Some organisations will encourage all employees to attend this training, with some participants progressing to the Workplace MHFA 2-day course which qualifies them as Mental Health First Aiders.

Click here for details of the Workplace MHFA Half-day training course

A testimonial for the Workplace MHFA 2-day course:

 

“The course has really helped me understand some of the behaviours of individuals in my team and has given me the confidence and resources to help and support them in future. I wish I had attended this training earlier in my career.”

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Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. 

We are always happy to talk about our courses and help you to work out the best match for your requirements.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

"The quality of the training has been fantastic and our employees are really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it. Also In Equilibrium makes the whole process very easy to arrange."

— Employee Engagement & Wellbeing Officer, Sophie Holland
AGE UK
 
 

"We wanted to provide a course that taught useful and practical coping strategies that our members could put into place straight away. In Equilibrium’s experience showed us that they could provide this, and they tailored the course perfectly."

— The Association of Electoral Administrators
 
 
 
 

"In-Equilibrium recently presented Mental Health Awareness to Managers in all of our area offices. The training was really well received and all of the trainers were praised for their in-depth knowledge and understanding."

 

— Roger Bullivant Limited
 

"The training was very well received by staff who now all intend to implement the session’s practical tips and techniques into their existing roles. A large proportion of the staff rated the facilitator and their delivery as excellent and their only recommendation was for a further and longer session!"

— Leeds City College
 

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