Mental ill-health is responsible for approximately 70 million working days lost every year.
As we get used to new ways of working, support for mental health at work is in high demand. We know that mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression increased significantly during lockdown and, as a result, more people than ever are in need of support.
Introducing Mental Health First Aiders to your organisation will help your managers and staff meet these challenges.
This two-day Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course helps to create a safer working environment where employee mental health and wellbeing are prioritised.
This course teaches managers and staff the skills to become a Mental Health First Aider. Learners gain an understanding of common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression as well as the impact of stress on mental health. They 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. Attendees gain:
an understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect mental health
practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
increased confidence around mental health conversations and non-judgemental listening
knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to professional support and resources.
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
a total of 2 days online / in-person
in-person format: 4 sessions over 2 days
online format: 4 live online sessions + 4 self-directed learning sessions via the Enabley hub
a mix of group activities, presentations and discussion
delivered by an accredited Mental Health First Aid England Instructor
To discuss how Mental Health First Aid training can support your staff and organisation or to book an in-house course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you may wish to join one of our open enrolment courses listed on our events page.
We also offer MHFA England Champion, Aware and Refresher courses.