Mental Health First Aid

Courses – Youth 2 day, Youth 1 day, Higher Education 1 Day

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MHFA England (Mental Health First Aid) are on a mission to train one in ten of the population in England in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) skills – because we all have mental health.

Mental health education empowers people to care for themselves and others. By reducing stigma through understanding, we hope to break down barriers to the support that people may need to stay well, recover, or manage their symptoms – to thrive in learning, work and life.

Lead trainer Christine Moran has over 20 years experience in therapeutic, teaching, training, writing and consulting roles connected with children and young people in a variety of settings including education, charity and local authority. As well as running Positive Energy Being, Christine runs trainings for many high profile organisations including Mind, Time to Change, Public Health England and OCD Action. At Positive Energy Being we place wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. We focus on empowering others to understand, accept, support, and reach their potential.

Many courses are on offer. Booking your training today by calling 07548 690170 or email


Youth (MHFA) Mental Health First Aid – 2 day first aided course

As more young people are being diagnosed with a mental health condition it is essential that we provide an environment where it is safe to talk about mental health and to understand how early intervention can help with recovery. This two day course will give you the skills, confidence and knowledge to support a young person who may be suffering or in crisis. Suitable for anyone that supports a young person aged 8-18.

The course covers:

  • What is mental health? 
  • Issues that young people face
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorders 

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery 

 The two day accredited Youth MHFA training can be arranged on site

Course fee includes certification and very comprehensive handbook

Youth all courses – adapted

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Higher Education (MHFA) Mental Health First Aid – 1 day Champions course

Our intensive Higher Education mental health awareness and skills course was created in consultation with leading student mental health charity Student Minds. It was piloted in 16 universities and evaluated by the University of Chester.

This one day course qualifies you as a Higher Education MHFA Champion.

It is designed to give you:

• A deeper understanding of the issues that relate to student and staff mental health 

• Skills to spot early signs of mental ill health

• Confidence to signpost someone to support – whether that’s through self-help resources, university counselling services, the NHS, or a mix

• Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

Booking your training today by calling 07548 690170 or email

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What Mental Health First Aiders say they gain:

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

·         Practical skills to spot the triggers, signs and symptoms 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 guide someone towards appropriate help and support, such as self-help resources, their employer, the NHS, or emotional support services

The training is delivered by accredited mental health instructors over two whole days; this incorporates a copy of the MHFA Training Manual and a Z-card containing MHFA information. Participants will also receive a certificate on completion of the course.

The 12-hour MHFA course is delivered over two days. This costs £220 per person. Discounted places may be available for eligible participants. The 12-hour course can be delivered over two days or as four, three-hour modules. The cost is £2,000 for up to 16 participants.

This training is open to anyone over 18 years of age including employers, professionals, service providers, carers, service users, and the general public.

Contact for upcoming courses:

You can register your interest in attending the course by filling out the MHFA booking form.

If you are interested in a group booking, for up to 12 people, please contact us via diamond.key@btinternet.com

If you have any questions, then please email diamond.key@btinternet.com

 


Useful infographic – How as a trained Mental Health First Aider I can help:

World Mental Health Day – October 2017