MHFA instructors deliver training in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid Skills:
Mental Health First Aid; impact of mental health issues; stigma and discrimination; depression.
Depression and suicidal crisis; alcohol, drugs and mental health; non-judgemental listening skills; self-care.
Anxiety; personality disorders; eating disorders; self-harm; crisis first aid after a traumatic event.
Psychosis; schizophrenia; bipolar disorder; recovery and building resources;action planning for using MHFA.
Delegates will receive a hard copy of the manual and workbook in advance of the course, along with login details for the MHFA England Online Learning Hub. The hub is an integrated learning platform to enable delegates to complete their learning modules and access the instructor-led live sessions. The Online Learning Hub is safe and secure, GDPR-compliant, cloud-based and browser based (rather than App-based).
In addition to delivering the live sessions, the Trainer will monitor the delegates’ individual learning progress on the hub, as modules are required to be completed in advance of the trainer-led sessions.
The live sessions, or ‘virtual classrooms’ are interactive and allow opportunities for group and private chat; breakout room activities; interactive whiteboard and sharing content. The many tools and features in the hub enable the Trainer to encourage participation from the delegates and the interactive exercises keep the group engaged. The Trainer will create a safe learning environment for the delegates and will provide guidance, support and clear signposting.