Who is it for?
Working in a secondary school we deal with a lot of Mental Health Issues and having awareness of Mental Health First Aid is imperative to helping a student in the first instance. It helps us with the issue of understanding the individual better and therefore being able to offer the best support
Social Care Professionals
Shortly after the course I supported a friend who was in considerable distress and the course taught me some techniques and gave me the confidence to support them.
Some of our foster children have had an incredibly difficult start in life. By learning about MHFA, it has helped us to identify if there may be problems and the best way of approaching them.
We're finding that we are dealing more with mental health incidents than physical ones. This course has given me the same level of confidence to deal with someone experiencing mental distress that a regular first aid course has done with emergency situations.
As I am responsible for everybody’s welfare, it is important for me to be able to recognise if someone in the organisation is not well and needs help.
Learning about Mental Health First Aid has given me new skills which I can use in every part of my life.
As we are generally one of the first on the scene for accidents, it’s incredibly powerful to have that insight into people’s mental wellbeing. We are able to spot the signs if someone is in crisis and can help immediately.
Learning Mental Health First Aid is a perfect fit alongside all the physical and medical training we have. Recognising if someone is suicidal as soon as they are admitted can help speed up their recovery process.
The MHFA course has helped me to understand myself better and taught me self-help tips to improve my own wellbeing.
Who else can attend?
The course is for everyone aged 16 and upwards and you don’t need any qualifications or experience in mental health to take part. Why not check out what a few people have said about MHFA by clicking here? We support MHFA England's aim to have 1 in 10 of the UK population trained as Mental Health First Aiders