Mental Health First Aid

Half day 65
1 day 95
2 days 170

The half day course covers:

  • Introduction
  • What is first aid for mental health
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Assessment and course closure

The 1 day course covers:

  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Suicide
  • Action planning for using MHFA

The 2 day course covers:

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

All courses

Assessment: There is a formal assessment at the end of each course which is a MCQ paper for level 1,2 and 3.

Certification: On completion of the course, delegates will receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate from an approved national centre.

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