Mental health first aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
MHFA is an accredited 2 day mental health first aid course which helps designated individuals in the workplace to develop a greater awareness of how to help employees who are struggling in some way with a mental health issue.
Mental Health First Aiders are valuable in providing early intervention help.
Teaching groups of employees how to recognise the crucial warning signs of mental ill health not only helps create a better place to work, it also makes good business sense. Providing the right support to an employee suffering from mental health problems, particularly in the early stages, can have a massive impact for the individual and the organisation.
Embedding MHFA training within any organisation or community encourages people to talk more freely about mental health, reducing stigma and creating a more positive culture. Upon completion of the course, the delegates will be accredited Mental Health First Aiders receiving a Certificate of Accreditation.
Delegates completing the course will benefit from:
- An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect well-being
- 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
- A 258 page handbook to support them in their new role as an MHFA Champion in the workplace
Provides staff with a better understanding of issues surrounding mental health in the workplace.
Offers the knowledge and skills to help staff care better for themselves physically and mentally.
Delivers essential knowledge and skills to supervisors so they can better support their colleagues.