Course description

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those looking to understand and improve their knowledge and confidence about mental health. Attendees will learn the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing in the workplace.

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 an attendee feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.

If you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the attendee please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending.

If the attendee is unsure whether mental health first aid 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.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Booking for large numbers of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

Course duration

Four hours.

Topics covered

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together - starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Useful statistics
  • Helpful resources

 

Assessment and certification

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 Aware certificate. Mental Health First Aid England issue the certificates and delegates can expect to receive their certificate one month after attending the course.

Replacement certificates can be requested by contacting MHFA England directly on info@mhfaengland.org.

Currently there is no need to take a refresher course; certificates remain valid.

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Any questions?

You can call us on 0844 770 4800
(Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm)

Please note: calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

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