OUR COURSES

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Two-day certificated course

Who is it for?
Anyone over 16, especially useful for managers, HR and First Aiders (physical).

What will I learn on the 2 day Mental Health First Aid course?

  • To identify the early signs of mental ill health.
  • Confidence in starting a conversation about mental health.
  • To provide help to prevent mental ill health from getting worse and recover more quickly.
  • To feel confident guiding someone towards appropriate support.

Topics covered:
The course is delivered in four sections, each with a focus on how to apply
Mental Health First Aid skills.

I have had terrific feedback from those who attended so I just wanted to thank you once again for delivering such informative and thought provoking training. I have already had to deal with an incident and felt much more empowered and confident in doing so.

Mental Health First Aid Course

Day 1

Session 1
Why Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?
The MHFA action plan
What is mental health?
Impact of mental health issues
Stigma and discrimination
What is depression?
Symptoms and risk factors for depression
Depression in the workplace

Session 2
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

Day 2

Session 3
What is an anxiety disorder?
First aid for anxiety disorders
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
Treatment and resource for anxiety disorder
Cognitive distortions and CBT
Personality disorders
Eating disorders and self harm

Session 4
What is psychosis?
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Schizophrenia
Bipolar disorder
Warning signs of developing psychosis
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Treatment and resources for psychosis
Recovery and building resources
Action planning for using MHFA

For more details of our upcoming courses please call Ali on 01243 957667 or email ali@thethriveteam.co.uk. Alternatively register below and we’ll be in touch.

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Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the Mental Health First Aid Manual, Workbook and Line Manager’s Resource to help support their mental health first aid practice.