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Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health first aid is a licensed training programme that is internationally recognised. It was brought to the UK in 2007 as part of a national approach to improving public mental health under the guidance of the Department of health. The course has been devised by Mental Health First Aid England, a community interest group, and is delivered by Springfield Mind Ltd practitioners.

 

 

                               There are various licensed training programmes included in Mental Health First Aid as shown below:

 

mhfa lite

This course can be for anyone (16+) who is likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health issues as well as those with lived experience.

Course Overview:

  • Learn about and understand some common mental Health issues
  • Identify stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues
  • Learn skills and techniques to support people in distress
  • Develop strategies to manage ones’ own mental wellbeing

 

About the Course

The course is taught over a 3 hour session, is designed for between 8 to 16 participants and offers an interactive learning environment. The course is certificated and includes:

  • Presentations
  • Group discussions
  • Role play
  • Question and answer sessions

 A Mental Health First Aid manual is provided for all participants.

 

 Key Benefits

  • Participants will be able to define mental health and some common mental health issues
  • Relate to people’s experiences and support people in distress
  • Have confidence in managing one’s own mental wellbeing
  • Have a good understanding of local community mental health services and know how to signpost


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mhfa adult

This is the full course and can be for anyone (16+) who is likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health issues as well as those with lived experience.

Course Overview

  • Learn how to spot the early signs of mental health issues
  • Learn how to help someone experiencing mental health issues
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Learn techniques to prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Develop skills to support someone to recovery
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental ill health

 

About the Course

The course is taught over a two-day period, is designed for between 12 to 25 participants and offers an interactive learning environment. The course is certificated and includes:

  • Presentation
  • Group discussions
  • Role play
  • Answer and questions sessions

A mental health first aid manual is provided for all participants.

 

Key Benefits

  • Participants will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health
  • Increase confidence in feeling able to approach, assess and assist someone who might be experiencing mental health issues
  • Feel more confident in speaking about mental health problems
  • Be able to offer signposting support

 

mhfa youth

 This course is for teaching and pastoral staff within all educational establishments

 Course Overview

  • An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues 
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental l istening 
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing 
  • Non -judgmental listening skills

 

About the Course

The course is taught over a two day period and offers an interactive learning environment. Including:

  • Presentation
  • Group discussions
  • Group activities

 A mental health first aid manual is provided for all participants

 

Key Benefits

  • Participants will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health
  • Feel more confident in supporting a young person disclosing mental health issues
  • Give an insight into the complex issues relating to young people and mental health
  • Feel more confident in speaking about mental health problems

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