Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a two-day intensive, interactive and practical training course which provides participants with information, tools and techniques to support individuals who might be experiencing mental or emotional distress.
Objectives/Aims of Course
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
- Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem and deal with a crisis situation or help prevent someone hurting themselves or others.
- Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
- Help someone recover faster
- Guide someone towards the right support
- Help reduce the stigma of mental health problems
- Use ALGEE, a unique memory tool for conducting Mental Health First Aid
- Practice as an accredited Mental Health First Aider
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based intervention that can be delivered in a wide variety of settings, where first aid is given to an individual experiencing distress until appropriate help and treatment is received or the crisis resolves.
Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)
This course is for individuals, carers, veterans & serving personnel, community groups, teams or organisations, including those working or caring in community, voluntary, health & social care services & education, who are aged 16 or over and living or working in or around the Plymouth area.
- MHFA training is subsidised and is £60 per person (MHFA recommend their courses to be £300 per person).
- 40% Discount for anyone who works for an organisation that is registered for the Workplace Wellbeing Charter CODE: WWC40
- 40% Discount if you have been trained as a Wellbeing Champion through Livewell Southwest CODE: CHAMP40
- Free to all Livewell Southwest staff and Livewell Southwest volunteers. CODE: STAFF100
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss bespoke course options.