MHFA Half Day: Mental Health First Aid

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This four hour course is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

It is designed to give you:

  1. An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  2. A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  3. An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  4. Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

What to expect

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • An MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health First Aid Aware

Who is it for?

Participants on MHFA courses come from a wide range of backgrounds. It is suitable for people with lived experience of mental health issues or illness, family members wanting to gain more understanding of what a relative is going through, employers, and people who are likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health problems, such as police, ambulance staff or community workers.

Make a booking - Whole course

This is a cost-effective way of training up to 25 people in your own venue. One trainer delivers the MHFA Half Day session, which lasts 4 hours with short breaks. Please contact us at training@prevent-suicide.org.uk for a quote, available dates or more information.

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