Become a Mental Health First Aider

What is Mental Health First Aid?

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended our Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.

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What will I learn?
Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.

What you learn will depend on the length of course you attend.  The Two Day – Mental Health First Aiders A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
  • 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 appropriate support

How will attending an MHFA course help?

  • 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

To  book onto an Adult MHFA Two Day course check out our next course dates

What have other learners said about the course?

  • Columbus UK have trained their senior management team in mental Health First Aid. Find out more about their experience.

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