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Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 2 Day


Course Overview

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.

Course Content

  • 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

  • Personality disorders

  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • Eating disorders

  • Symptoms of depression

  • Self-harm

  • Risk factors for depression

  • What is psychosis?

  • Depression in the workplace

  • Risk factors for psychosis

  • Suicide figures

  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis

  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

  • Schizophrenia

  • First aid to assist a suicidal crisis

  • Treatment and resources for psychosis

  • Non-judgmental listening skills

  • Bipolar disorder

  • First aid for depression

  • Warning signs of developing psychosis

  • Treatment and resources for depression

  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

  • Self-care

  • Recovery and building resources

  • What is an anxiety disorder?

  • Action planning for using MHFA

  • First aid for anxiety disorders

Final Qualification

On completion of the course, delegates will receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate.

Additional Information

There is no formal assessment for this course but delegates must complete all sections of the course.



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