Mental Health First Aid One Day Course

Category: News & Written by Simon On September-30-2019 00:07:37

MHFA One Day Course 


We will be running a MHFA One day open course for individuals and organisations to book people on to on 17th October 2019 09:00am - 5-00pm. 

The venue for the course will be our Hub on the Bushey Fields Estate. 

The Mind Hub 
Bushey Fields Hospital 
Bushey Fields Road
Dudley 
DY1 2LZ 

Cost per person is £100

To book a place please call us on 01384 442938 or email simon.bennett@dudleymind.org.uk. You can also use the contact form at the bottom of this page to get in touch.  

Become a Mental Health Champion


This one day course qualifies you as an MHFA Champion, giving you: 



  • An understanding of common mental health issues  

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health 

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing
     


Format



  • One day face to face course

  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn


Everyone who completes the course gets:



  • A certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health


 

Course structure



Session 1




  • About Mental Health First Aid 

  • About mental health and stress in the workplace  

  • Stigma and discrimination

  • Depression

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)

  • Early warning signs of mental ill health

  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health


Session 2



  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan 

  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis

  • Suicide

  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally

  • Action 3: Give support and information

  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help

  • Action 5: Encourage other supports

  • Recovery

  • Building a mentally healthy workplace 

  • Action planning for using MHFA


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Bushey Fields Hospital

Bushey Fields Road

Dudley, DY1 2LZ