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

In the same way as learning physical first aid, MHFA teaches people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill-health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support.

 

Embedding MHFA training within any organisation or community also encourages people to talk more freely about mental health, reducing stigma and creating a more positive culture. 

Course Aims

  • To enable trainees to gain a Mental Health First Aid (England) award in Adult - Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

  • Spot the early signs of a possible mental health issue

  • Feel confident in how to offer and provide initial help to a person experiencing a mental health issue

  • Preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others

  • Help to stop mental health from getting worse and to give hope to someone who needs guidance

  • Promote recovery of good mental health

  • Guide someone towards appropriate treatment and other sources of help

  • Understand the stigma that exists around mental health

  • Provide help on a first aid basis

Outline

Session 1

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?

  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • What is mental health?

  • Impact of mental health issues

  • Stigma and discrimination

  • What is depression?

  • Symptoms of depression

  • Risk factors for depression

  • Depression in the workplace

Session 2

  • Suicide figures

  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

  • First aid for suicidal crisis

  • Non-judgemental listening skills

  • First aid for depression

  • Treatment and resources for depression

  • Self-care

Session 3

  • What is an anxiety disorder?

  • First aid for anxiety disorders

  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event

  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders

  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders

  • Cognitive distortions and CBT

  • Personality disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Self-harm

Session 4

  • What is psychosis?

  • Risk factors for psychosis

  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis

  • Schizophrenia

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Warning signs of developing psychosis

  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

  • Treatment and resources for psychosis

  • Recovery and building resources

  • Action planning for using MHFA

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Dorset Health and Safety Limited is an established training company, we deliver training services with excellent facilities throughout the south of England and beyond. We offer exceptional learning solutions across a range of sectors which have been designed to engage learners at organisational, team and individual levels.

We support learners at every stage of the training cycle and employ our expertise to identify and implement solutions that will help you transform the skills, knowledge and behaviours within your organisation or as part of your personal and/or professional development.

Learning with us guarantees you a high quality service and commitment, whatever your requirements.

Dorset Health and Safety Limited
64 Clearmount Road, Weymouth, United Kingdom DT4 9LE
07841 023522
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