Number of Delegates: Maximum 16
Duration: 2 Days
The two-day mental health first aid course is for those wanting to become a certified mental health first aider for their organisation. Certificate holders will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health illnesses and effectively guide a colleague towards the right support. It is recommended an organisation has a similar number of mental health first aiders to medical first aiders, ideally a different individual providing further resilience for colleagues in the workplace.
Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for those who want to gain the necessary skills to have a non-judgmental conversation, recognise the signs and symptoms of common workplace mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right support.
Why Mental Health First Aid?
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
What is depression?
Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
What is mental health?
Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
Impact of mental health issues
Cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy
Stigma and discrimination
The Mental Health First Aid action plan
Symptoms of depression
Risk factors for depression
What is psychosis?
Depression in the workplace
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid to assist a suicidal crisis
Treatment and resources for psychosis
Non-judgmental listening skills
First aid for depression
Warning signs of developing psychosis
Treatment and resources for depression
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Recovery and building resources
What is an anxiety disorder?
Action planning for using MHFA
First aid for anxiety disorders
On completion of the course, delegates will receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate.
There is no formal assessment for this course but delegates must complete all sections of the course.