Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a nationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. This course is suitable for anyone who would like to be able to better support their service users, colleagues, friends or family.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. On completion you will received:-
· A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
· A manual to refer to whenever you need it
· A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
No – No requirements – an interest in Mental Health.
It is essential that you ensure that you can attend the full course, in order to successfully complete the programme and receive your certificate.
Access to a computer/laptop or tablet to access the learning portal.
The joining information will be sent to you by your tutor at least a week prior to the course start date.
Your resources for the course will be emailed to you directly by the Mental Health Foundation England. If you do not receive these at least 5 days before the course start, please let us know.
The course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended the Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.
There will be elements of self-study required before each lesson to ensure all content can be covered.
Weekly feedback from tutor. Learners will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Record throughout their course and you may be asked to complete a feedback questionnaires for our funding bodies. Observation, questioning, group activities, presentations and discussion.
Managing Stress and Anxiety
Mental Health Level 1 – Distance Learning qualification
Mental health Level 2 – Distance learning qualification (on completion of Level 1)
Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Level 2 (on completion of Level 1)