Adult Mental Health First Aid

The Training Exchange
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before specialist help is obtained. MHFA provides a framework for responding to anxiety, self injury, depression, suicide risk and psychosis. You’ll learn how to recognise the signs of mental health problems and develop confidence to respond to people who are distressed; and identify techniques to keep people safe, prevent symptoms worsening, aid recovery and find appropriate support. Participants receive a manual and certificate of attendance from MHFA England.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained.

The aims are:

  • to preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • to provide help to prevent the mental health problems developing into a more serious state
  • to promote the recovery of good mental health

to provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem

Course content and resources includes basic information and guidance to respond to individuals experiencing :

Anxiety disorders

Depression

Self-harm

Suicide prevention

Psychosis

MHFA does not teach people to be therapists. However, it does teach people how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.

Maximum Group Size: 16

Participants receive a manual and certification from MHFA England

Competences: MH14.2013, NHS KSF HWB2

Bookable Dates

24th Sep 2019 (09:30)
Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, Bristol, BS5 0HE
8/16 places left
4th Dec 2019 (09:30)
Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, Bristol, BS5 0HE
8/16 places left
10th Mar 2020 (09:30)
Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, Bristol, BS5 0HE
7/16 places left
24th Jun 2020 (09:30)
Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, Bristol, BS5 0HE
9/16 places left

Dates available on arrangement

The Training Exchange can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

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