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UPCOMING COURSES
WOULD YOU KNOW HOW TO HELP?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill-health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

 

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill-health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

BECOME A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER
 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course that teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

 

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

 

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. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

 

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

TWO DAY

Become a Mental Health First Aider

ONE DAY

Become a Mental Health Champion

HALF DAY

Become Mental Health Aware

ADULT TWO DAY COURSE 
 

Our Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDERS HAVE

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

  • 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 further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

 

COST

We value this course at £250

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

 

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.  

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

SESSION ONE
SESSION TWO
SESSION THREE
SESSION FOUR
 
SESSION ONE
SESSION TWO
ADULT ONE DAY COURSE 
 

Our one-day mental health awareness and skills course qualify you as an Adult MHFA Champion.

 

MHFA CHAMPIONS HAVE

  • An understanding of common mental health issues  

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill-health 

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

 

COST

We value this course at £180

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions, and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion

 
ADULT HALF DAY COURSE 
 

Our half day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

It is designed to give you:

 

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma

  • Basic knowledge of some common mental health issues

  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing

  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

 

COST

We value this course at £100

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions, and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

FOUR HOUR SESSION