Mental ill-health is responsible for approximately 70 million working days lost every year.
Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest causes of sickness absence in the UK. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training helps to create a safe, healthy workplace where employees’ mental health and physical health are valued equally.
This course teaches you the skills to become a Mental Health First Aider. You will gain an understanding of common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. You will also learn to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and provide support on a first aid basis.
In addition, learners explore the importance of self-care for positive mental health, how to challenge stigma and how to promote awareness. The course gives you:
an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mixture
Session 1: Introduction to mental health and mental health first aid
Session 2: Depression and suicide
Session 3: Anxiety, eating disorders and self-harm
Session 4: Psychosis and mental health action plan
Everyone who completes the course gets:
a manual to refer to whenever you need it
a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
a certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
Online format: 4 live sessions and 4 self-directed learning sessions via Zoom/Microsoft Teams and Enabley learning platform.
In-person format: a mix of group activities, presentations and discussion
Delivered by an accredited Mental Health First Aid England Instructor