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Mental Health First Aid

£50.00
Concessionary Fee: £20.00
Start Date

Wed 13 Oct 2021

Duration

5 weeks

£50.00
Concessionary Fee: £20.00
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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.

Description

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

Requirements

  • 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.

What do I need to do this course?

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.

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.

    There will be elements of self-study required before each lesson to ensure all content can be covered.


    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?

    Managing Stress and Anxiety

    Understanding Depression

    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)


£50.00
Concessionary Fee: £20.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Barbara Hancock
  • Time: 1800-2100
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: £50.00
  • Concessionary fee: £20.00

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