ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA)

This course gives delegates the skills to be mental health first aiders.

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COURSE CONTENT

It teaches practical skills to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right
mental health support.

Delegates will gain an in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing, as well as practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental illness, and the confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.

Course duration
2 days 9am - 5pm

Assessment
There is no formal assessment for this course but delegates must complete all sections of the course.

Certification

On completion of the course, delegates will receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate.

What's included

  • Why mental health first aid?
  • What is depression?
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace
  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care
  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and cognitive
  • behavioural therapy
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

Terms and conditions

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