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Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA England)

Would you know how to help?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect everyone. 

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for help with their own mental health.
 

Become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. 

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe. 

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more. 

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you. 

By becoming an MHFAider® with us you’ll have access to continuous support – well beyond your initial certification – so you are confident, empowered and motivated to carry out your role.  You will get three years’ access to MHFAider® support and benefits which includes 24/7 digital support through the MHFAider Support App®. From there, you will find exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®. 

Course outcomes 

As an MHFAider® you will be able to: 

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention 
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports 
  • Practise active listening and empathy 
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma 
  • Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality 
  • Practise self-care 
  • Know how to use the MHFAider Support App® 
  • Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England  

Format  

  • Online or face-to-face course structured across four flexible sessions. Each session is a maximum of 3hrs 45mins and sessions can be delivered within a two week period.  
  • Learners will be trained over four live sessions with an MHFA England Instructor Member, covering 14 hours of content in total.​ 
  • Learning takes place through a mix of instructor led training, group discussions, individual and group activities. 
  • Each session builds on the previous, enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others with a Mental Health First Aid action plan. 
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 
  • We strive for all of our learning content to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. 

Takeaways 

Everyone who completes this course gets: 

  • A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course 
  • A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it​ after completing the course 
  • A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan​ 
  • A digital MHFAider® certificate  
  • Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years 
  • Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events ​ 
  • The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England 

Course Cost

This course is valued by MHFA England at £325

Prices start from £155 per learner

If you wish to book a private training course or for more than one person please contact one of our wellbeing training team to discuss group booking discounts bookings@hope-health.co.uk

Session Duration

8 hour(s)

Sessions

2

Session Capacity

16

Price

£325

Upcoming Sessions

20th March 2024 - 9:00 am
Limited availability
17th April 2024 - 9:00 am
12th June 2024 - 9:00 am
16th July 2024 - 9:00 am
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