Adult Mental Health First Aid Two-Day Course

Developed by MHFA England, this two-day course qualifies delegates as mental health first aiders. Delegates will get a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect wellbeing. The course teaches delegates practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and gives them the confidence to step in and support a person who needs assistance.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those who want to gain the necessary skills to have a non-judgmental conversation, recognise the signs and symptoms of common workplace mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right support.

**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

Why Mental Health First Aid?     Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
What is depression?     Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
What is mental health?     Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
Impact of mental health issues     Cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy
Stigma and discrimination     Personality disorders
The Mental Health First Aid action plan     Eating disorders
Symptoms of depression     Self-harm
Risk factors for depression     What is psychosis?
Depression in the workplace     Risk factors for psychosis
Suicide figures     Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and mental health     Schizophrenia
First aid to assist a suicidal crisis     Treatment and resources for psychosis
Non-judgemental listening skills     Bipolar disorder
First aid for depression     Warning signs of developing psychosis
Treatment and resources for depression     Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Self-care     Recovery and building resources
What is an anxiety disorder?     Action planning for using MHFA
First aid for anxiety disorders      

Course duration

Two days.


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


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


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