Mental Health First Aid
The Online MHFA Adult course is a practical skills and awareness course designed to equip learners with the skills and confidence to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues, and provide support and signposting to self-help, or professional services. The new online version delivers the same evidence-based learning outcomes of the popular ‘face-to-face’ MHFA Two Day course in an accessible, online format. It is structured around a blend of individual learning and live sessions.
By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:
- Understand the term “mental health”
- Spot the early signs of mental distress
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Identify appropriate mental health professionals
- Know how to guide someone toward the right support
- Reduce the stigma of mental ill-health
Course Duration: 16 hours.
Pre-course work: There are four individual learning modules to complete, prior to each live session. Printed material will be sent to students a minimum of 1 week before the first live session. Individual learning will be a mix of reading, videos and workbook activities.
Assessment: Delegates will demonstrate understanding through discussion, response to questions and feedback from group work and case studies.
Learning Platform: Zoom.
Other courses helpful for development: ASIST, Working with Complex Mental Health Needs, Principles of Trauma Informed Practice.
Who Should Apply?
Open to all officers and employees who, in the course of their work, are supporting people in mental distress.
Note: Should an employee/officer book a place on a course but then subsequently fail to attend or complete the course, repayment of cost of the course will be charged to the department/appointment concerned (recoverable from the individual) (Policy CS04 Sect 6.5).