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Mental Health First Aid

To book a course or to make an inquiry email: training@mindchwf.org.uk

MHFA’s vision is to normalise society’s attitudes and behaviours around mental health, by developing the skills we need to look after our own and others’ wellbeing.

Courses are designed to teach people to spot the first signs of someone developing poor mental health, recognise the symptoms of mental health problems and deal with a crisis situation. MHFA encourages us to engage with, support and signpost people to appropriate professional help, as well as exploring some self-care techniques.

What courses do we offer?

Mind CHWF currently offers half-day, one-day and two-day courses. For more information on what each course covers, please refer to the descriptions below

Mental Health First Aid Half Day:

The half-day introductory course is designed to give people an understanding of mental health problems, how to support those with mental ill health and how to improve their own mental health.

This is a half day training course for between 10 and 25 individuals per session.

Aims and objectives

People who are trained in Mental Health First Aid can help to:

  • To gain a greater understanding, for themselves and others, of some issues surrounding mental health
  • To gain a greater understanding of how and why positive and negative mental health affects business
  • To work more effectively with people experiencing mental health problems
What will I learn?

Mental Health First Aid Half day covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Defining mental health and common mental health problems, including stress, anxiety and depression
  • Identifying the discrimination surrounding mental health problems
  • How to understand and relate to people’s experiences with poor mental health
  • How to provide support to a person experiencing a mental health problem
  • Looking after your own mental health.

Mental Health First Aid One-day:

Our one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion.

Aims and objectives:
  • To develop an understanding of common mental health issues
  • Increase knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Develop ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Enhance skills to support positive wellbeing
What will I learn?
  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

MHFA Two-Day:

Aims and Objectives

People who are trained in Mental Health First Aid can help to:

  • Provide comfort to a person experiencing mental health problems
  • Offer support to prevent a mental health problem becoming more serious
  • Preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • Guide people towards appropriate help
  • Promote the recovery of good mental health
  • Raise awareness of mental health issues in the community
  • Reduce the associated stigma and discrimination around mental health.
What will I learn?

Our quality assured MHFA instructors deliver training that has been designed to fit into manageable chunks. This includes:

  • What is mental health?
  • Common mental health problems
  • Depression and suicide
  • Anxiety, eating disorders and self-harm
  • Psychosis
  • The 5 steps of mental health first aid
  • Looking after your own mental health.

The courses are delivered by our Approved MHFA Instructor who has completed a seven-day programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. On completion of the two-day course all participants will receive a copy of the 154-page evidence-based MHFA Manual which covers the course content, as well as a certificate of attendance.

The courses are delivered by our Approved MHFA Instructor who has completed a seven-day programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. On completion of the course all participants will receive a copy of the 154-page evidence-based MHFA Manual which covers the course content, as well as a certificate of attendance.