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Mental Health First Aid

Concessionary Fee: £20.00
Course Level

Level 1

Start Date

Mon 21 Jun 2021


4 weeks

Concessionary Fee: £20.00

Course content

  • 1. Describe what is meant by mental health and list at least three factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including their own.
  • 2. Recognise the potential triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues.
  • 3. Feel confident to approach, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • 4. Use a non-judgemental approach when communicating with and listening to someone in distress.
  • 5. Encourage others to seek appropriate professional support and signpost them to other sources of support.


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.


Course content:

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 for the whole of both days, in order to successfully complete the programme

What do I need to do this course?

Pen, Notebook.

Teaching Methods

  • The course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended the Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

    How is your progress checked?

    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.

    What can I do after this course?

    This course forms part of the Mental Health Pathway.

    If you are 19+, unemployed and looking for work and considering a career in mental health learners you will be able to complete the below qualifications:-

    Mental Health First Aid

    Mental Health Level 1 – Distance Learning qualification

    Mental health Level 2 or Psychology Level 2 – Distance learning qualification (on completion of Level 1)

    You can enrol on individual courses if preferred. Please note some fees may apply to individual courses. Information, Advice and Guidance sessions available please ask for further details

Concessionary Fee: £20.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Barbara Hancock
  • Time: 1800-2100
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Summer
  • Location: Gainsborough
  • Full fee: £50.00
  • Concessionary fee: £20.00


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