Mental Health First Aid

Our Mental Health First Aid 2-day course is accredited by Mental Health England and delivered by a qualified and trained counsellor

MHFA is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, and how to provide help on a first aid basis.

Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 and over. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor and is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

What will I learn?
MHFA is a 2-day course. Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.

Session 1
What is mental health?
The mental health first aid action plan
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 for developing psychosis
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Treatment and resources for psychosis
Recovery and building resources
Action planning for using MHFA