Mental Health First Aid training
What is Mental Health First Aid ?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 12-hour intensive course, usually delivered over 2 days for 12 to 15 people at a time by two accredited instructors. The delivery format can be flexible and can be delivered in shorter sessions over 4 weeks.
What does the course cover?
- An overview of common mental health problems, causes, and treatments.
- It teaches people how to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems.
- How to provide initial help.
- How to prevent someone from hurting themselves or others.
- How to provide comfort to a person experiencing mental ill health.
- How to guide a person towards appropriate professional support and self help.
- MHFA does not teach people to be therapists.
Who is it designed for?
- Employers/Managers/HR personnel
- Social & Healthcare workers
- Benefits/Housing advisors
- Job Centre Plus workers
- Police/Correctional staff
- Nurses/Midwives/Occupational therapists
- Practice managers
- Housing/Residential staff
- Criminal justice system staff
- And many others
Why Mental Health First Aid training?
The training is a national training programme and equips participants with the skills they need to recognise the symptoms of common mental health problems. On completion of the course, participants receive both a course handbook and a certificate from the National Institute of Mental Health.
How much does it cost?
The price is variable depending on the nature of the organisation; the number of places requested and whether the venue and refreshments are provided. On average between £150 to £200 for the 2 days.
For more information, please contact Mind in Barnet at 020 8343 5700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org