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Mental Health First Aid

Course Overview

The Adult MHFA two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First
Aider.



Mental Health First Aiders have:
An in depth understanding of mental
health and the factors that can affect wellbeing;
Practical skills to spot
the triggers and signs of mental health issues;
Confidence to step in,
reassure and support a person in distress;
Enhanced interpersonal skills such
as non-judgemental listening;
Knowledge to help someone recover their health
by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through
their employer, the NHS, or a mix.
You will get an MHFA manual to keep and
refer to whenever you need it.


When you complete the two days you’ll get a certificate to say you are a
Mental Health First Aider.

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

Session 1

Why Mental Health First Aid?; The Mental Health First Aid action plan;
What is mental health?; Impact of mental health issues; Stigma and discrimination; What is depression?; Symptoms of depression; Risk factors for depression; Depression in the workplace.

Session 2

Suicide figures; Alcohol, drugs and mental health; First aid for suicidal crisis;
Non-judgemental listening skills; First aid for depression; Treatment and resources for depression; Self-care.

Session 3

What is an anxiety disorder?; First aid for anxiety disorders; Crisis first aid after a traumatic event; Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders; Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders; Cognitive distortions and CBT; Personality disorders; Eating disorders; Self-harm.

Session 4

What is psychosis?; Risk factors for psychosis; Alcohol, drugs and psychosis; Schizophrenia; Bipolar disorder; Warning signs of developing psychosis; Crisis first aid for acute psychosis; Treatment and resources for psychosis; Recovery and building resources; Action planning for using MHFA

Course: £195

Call 01724 294030 Email info@northlindsey.ac.uk
    • Course Title

      Mental Health First Aid

    • Start Dates


      •18/03/2020

    • Part Time

    • Duration

      2 day, 9.30am - 4.30pm

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