Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a one day training course which teaches
people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
Training can be carried out in house at your venue in Manchester, Birmingham and now across the
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen,
reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop
the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might
need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online
self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive
wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
This course can be provided over one day, or part thereof (L2), and for
those interested, an additional days training is available for the L3 course, where more mental health disorders will be covered.