You may be aware of first aid at work for people who suffer physical injuries, but did you know that there is also a first aid course for mental health? Just like our physical health, our mental health can be in need of a bit of first aid from time to time. Having a qualified Mental Health First Aider in your workplace, school, community group or even in your group of friends can make a huge difference to someone who is in a mental health crisis and in need of someone they can turn to during difficult times.
One in four people in the UK will experience mental health difficulties in any given year, which is quite a high number when you think that every fourth person you see when doing your shopping, while you are at work, in the pub or just sitting on the bus is potentially experiencing mental health problems.
What does a Mental Health First Aid course teach you?
There are several different variants of MHFA courses split between adult and youth.
Adult Half Day: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/adult/half-day/
Adult One Day: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/adult/1-day/
Adult two Day: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/adult/2-day/
Youth Half Day: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/youth/half-day/
Youth One Day: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/youth/1-day/
Youth Two Day: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/youth/2-day/
If you are interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aider..
Dudley Mind are able to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to businesses across the Black Country and surrounding areas. We also from time to time run open courses which individuals and businesses can book people on to if they just want to train one or two people rather than a whole group.
For information about our next MHFA Two Day open course on the 26/11/18 & 3/12/18 please visit: http://dudleymind.org.uk/event/10701/
If you are a business who would like to arrange training for your staff please give us a call on 01384 442938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We also provide other types of mental health training as well as being able to create bespoke training to meet your needs.
For more details about our mental health training please visit or training page: http://dudleymind.org.uk/mental-health-training/