Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally 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. 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. Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards.

Sessions will be a mix of presentations, discussions and group work activities. Everyone who completes the course receives an MHFA manual to take away which is an excellent support resource. They also receive an attendance certificate from MHFA England to say that they are now a Mental Health First Aider.

Course outline

Each of the four manageable chunks focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills:

Session 1: Mental Health First Aid, mental health & stigma, and depression

Session 2: Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis

Session 3: Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm

Session 4: Psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and recovery 

Learning outcomes

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

Dates:               Thursday 19th September & Thursday 26th September  (delegates attend both days)  

Time:                9.30am – 4.15pm  

Venue:            Weston Hall, Weston Lane, Bulkington, Warwickshire, CV12 9RU

For places contact Jen on jeanette@marulaconsultancyc.o.uk