Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised two day course,  designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

The MHFA course will give you a set of skills which will enable you to support someone experiencing mental health issues.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide initial help to someone in distress
  • Guide the person towards appropriate professional help
  • Be mindful of your own wellbeing

The course is delivered over two days and is  structured into four sections.

Section 1 includes understanding what mental health is, the effects of discrimination and stigma, and the symptoms and risk factors of depression.

Section 2 includes suicide in England, how to listen non-judgementally, treatment for depression and First Aid for both suicide and depression.

Section 3 includes anxiety, crisis first aid for panic    attacks and acute stress reactions as well as eating disorders and self-harm.

Section 4 includes symptoms and risk factors for    psychosis, crisis first aid for acute psychosis and  action planning for using Mental Health First Aid.

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are excellent support resources, and a certificate.

The course is delivered by an Approved MHFA  Instructor who has completed a seven day  programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. Mental Health First Aid England has approved Liz Sewell and Nagheena Qamar to deliver MHFA for Dudley Mind.

Here is what past participants said about this course:

” One of the most important, informative and moving courses I’ve undertaken in many years”

” I thought it was very good how both instructors encouraged all participants to look after their own mental health during the course.”

” I thought the course was very interesting and everything about the course handled very professionally by both instructors. I would definitely recommend this course.”

If you are interested in this course please contact Liz for costs and more information on 01384 442938 or fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you.

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