Mental Health First Aid

Aims

Train as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) and receive three years of certification, plus access to ongoing benefits.   

This course is ideal for individuals who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.​ 

In addition to the course, you will become part of the largest MHFAider® community in England, gaining access to resources, ongoing learning and 24/7 digital support through our MHFAider Support App®, to give you the tools and knowledge you need to carry out the role effectively and confidently, whether that be in your workplace, a volunteer role, or in the community.

Course outcomes 

As an MHFAider® you will be able to: 

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention 
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports 
  • Practise active listening and empathy 
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma 
  • Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality 
  • Practise self-care 
  • Know how to use the MHFAider Support App® 
  • Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England  
Format  
  • Online or face-to-face course structured across two flexible sessions. Each session is a maximum of 7hrs 30mins and sessions can be delivered within a two week period.  
  • Learners will be trained over four live sessions with an MHFA England Instructor Member, covering 14 hours of content in total.​ 
  • Learning takes place through a mix of instructor led training, group discussions, individual and group activities. 
  • Each session builds on the previous, enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others with a Mental Health First Aid action plan. 
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 
  • We strive for all of our learning content to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. 
Takeaways 

Everyone who completes this course gets: 

  • A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course 
  • A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it​ after completing the course 
  • A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan​ 
  • A digital MHFAider® certificate  
  • Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years 
  • Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events ​ 
  • The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England 

Book a course

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Mental Health First Aid 2-day face-to-face course 22nd and 23rd April 2024
To be delivered at Forresters house 09:00-17:00
£ 325.00 inc. VAT
1 available
Mental Health First Aid 2-day face-to-face course 20th and 21st May 2024
To be delivered at Forresters house 09:00-17:00
£ 325.00 inc. VAT
3 available
Mental Health First Aid 2-day face-to-face course 24th and 25th June 2024
To be delivered at Forresters house 09:00-17:00
£ 325.00 inc. VAT
5 available
Mental Health First Aid 2-day face-to-face course 22nd and 23rd July 2024
To be delivered at Forresters house 09:00-17:00
£ 325.00 inc. VAT
8 available
Mental Health First Aid 2-day face-to-face course 22nd and 23rd August 2024
To be delivered at Forresters house 09:00-17:00
£ 325.00 inc. VAT
16 available
Mental Health First Aid 2-day face-to-face course 12th and 13th September 2024
To be delivered at Forresters house 09:00-17:00
£ 325.00 inc. VAT
16 available
Mental Health First Aid 2-day face-to-face course 18th and 21st October 2024
To be delivered at Forresters house 09:00-17:00
£ 325.00 inc. VAT
16 available
Mental Health First Aid 2-day face-to-face course 28th and 29th November 2024
To be delivered at Forresters house 09:00-17:00
£ 325.00 inc. VAT
16 available

If you are looking for a more bespoke booking, please do get in touch with info@livewellsouthwesttrainingnetwork.co.uk for a personalised quote.

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