Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and provide help on a first aid basis. Just like physical first aid, MHFA will teach people how to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.
MHFA also helps to support organisation’s workplace approaches to wellbeing and can form an integral part of wellbeing strategies.
Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16+. The course is delivered by Dr Vanessa Bogle, a MHFA England approved Instructor, who has attended the Mental Health First Aid England Instructor Training programme, accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health.
The two-day Adult Mental Health First Aiders course is a practical skills and awareness course designed to give participants:-
- A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including their own
- 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 appropriate support
On completion of the course participants receive a MHFA Certificate of Attendance in recognition of being a trained Mental Health First Aider