Adult Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course

Developed by MHFA England, this 4-hour refresher course gives delegates the updated knowledge they need to continue to effectively perform their roles as mental health first aiders and mental health champions. The course offers the opportunity for delegates to renew their skills and learn new techniques to support the mental health and wellbeing of their colleagues.

Who should attend?

The mental health first aid refresher course should be attended annually by anyone who has completed a 1 or 2-day mental health first aid course, within the last 3 years. It is recommended that those who have attended a 1 or 2-day mental health first aid course more than 3 years ago, should complete the full course again.

Please note that only delegates who have previously attended a 1 or 2-day mental health first aid course can attend the refresher course.

**Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a delegate feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.

However, if you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the delegate please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending. If the delegate is unsure whether MHFA is right for them, please encourage them to contact us to discuss their concerns. For support with your mental health, please contact Samaritans on 116 123, or NHS 111.**

What you will learn

  • Skills refresh – refreshing the skills required to spot the signs of common mental illnesses and support a person who needs assistance
  • An update on the mental health support that is available
  • Exercises and discussion on how to apply the Mental Health Action Plan in different scenarios

Course duration

Four hours.

Assessment

There is no formal assessment for this course but delegates must complete all sections of the course.

Certification

On completion of the course, delegates will receive a Mental Health First Aid Refresher certificate.

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