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Mental Health First Aid – Ofqual Accredited

  • Online Course
  • 12 November, 2024
  • 2:00 pm
  • £300
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Qualifications Earned On Mental Health First Aid – Ofqual Accredited

  • Mental Health First Aider – Ofqual Accredited

Type of Course

Mental Health First Aid

12th November - 15th November

Course Information

This course will be delivered on the following dates and times,

12th November 2pm-5pm

13th November 2pm-5pm

15th November 9am-4.30pm


Who is it for:

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

This course is ideal for staff at every level who would like to become MHFAiders® 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, your employees 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 them the tools and knowledge they need to carry out their role effectively and confidently.

The role  – the role of a Mental Health First Aider in the workplace is to be a point of contact for an employee who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. This interaction could range from having an initial conversation through to supporting the person to get appropriate help. As well as in a crisis, Mental Health First Aiders are valuable in providing early intervention help for someone who may be developing a mental health issue.

Mental Health First Aiders are not trained to be therapists or psychiatrists but they can offer initial support through non-judgemental listening and guidance.

Course outcomes

As MHFAiders®, your employees 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

Mental Health First Aiders can the go on to sit a simple exam that will gain them a RPSH Level 3 Award in mental Health. More information can be found here: https://mhfaengland.org/rsph-level-3-award-in-mental-health-first-aid//

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