Mental Health First Aid

1 in 4 people experience poor mental health at some stage in their lives.

The two-day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches techniques to provide help to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained.

The course will help participants to support family members, friends, neighbours, colleagues and clients who are experiencing mental distress.

MHFA was originally developed and piloted in Australia and has been implemented recently by the NHS in Scotland. It is now being promoted in England by the Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP), the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE), Mind and the NHS.

The aims of the course are:

To be accessible and relevant to a wide range of participants from across the community

To reduce stigma by increasing understanding and awareness of mental and emotional issues

To provide a framework for responding to someone in mental or emotional distress

To promote good mental health

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 comfort and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.

The training also provides participants with insight in to their own mental health and effective ways of maintaining their well-being.

The cost for the two day course is 200.

A 10% discount applies for block bookings - 3 or more. All bookings must be placed at the same time.

Next available courses - 

2nd & 3rd November 2017 at South Down Methodist Church, Bath

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