Mental Health First Aid (Adult)

Mental Health First Aid (Adult)

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Next Dates

One course in 2022:
Over four sessions between 1-4pm
On 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th September 2022

One course in 2023:
Over four sessions between 9:30am-12:30pm
On 31st January, 2nd, 7th and 9th February 2023

Course Content:

The online Mental Health First Aid course for Adults delivers the same evidence-based learning outcomes of the popular ‘face-to-face’ MHFA Two Day courses in an accessible, online format. It is a blend of instructor-led live sessions and self-learning activities that teach you how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Online Mental Health First Aid
• Complete Individual learning prior to session 1 1hr
• Attend online Live session 1 3hrs max
• Complete Individual learning prior to session 2 2hrs
• Attend online Live session 2 3hrs max
• Complete Individual learning prior to session 3 2hrs
• Attend online Live session 3 3hrs max
• Complete Individual learning prior to session 4 2hrs
• Attend online Live session 4 3hrs max

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, delegates should 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

Learning hours: 16

Other courses for development
Rough Sleeper Mental Health Awareness Aneemo eLearning module
Other courses for development available through SISTAD
Working with complex needs
Emotional Wellbeing and resilience in the Workplace
Principle of Trauma informed practice.

Who Should Apply?

All Officers and employees who, in the course of their work, are supporting people in mental distress

To apply, follow the link: →


Date and Time

Tuesday, September 20th 2022



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