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2 day Adult Mental Health First Aid Course

£240.00 +VAT

£240.00 +VAT

2 day Adult Mental Health First Aid Course

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All our MHFA Training Courses are delivered by MHFA England certified trainers.
You will receive MHFA England certificate.

Description

What is mental health training? Why is it important?

Mental health first aid is designed to support people who experience ill mental health. The person who is trained as a Mental Health First Aider is able to help someone who is experiencing mental health issues as well as try to prevent, or help during a mental health crisis. It is worth mentioning that Mental Health First Aider is not someone who prescribes treatment or determines diagnosis.

The MHF Aider role is very similar to a physical first aider. For instance, if you saw someone who has broken a leg, you would give first aid until the paramedics stepped in, but not continue treatment. Mental Health First Aid is designed to follow the exact same process – you support the individual, and assist with the situation until professional care can be administered.

Mental health first aid training gives you structure and strategies to utilise if you encounter someone who experiences depression, distress, psychosis, and other psychological conditions. After the course you will be able to better identify symptoms like depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior, eating disorders, self- harm, psychosis etc.

You will be able to react in a supportive way, ask the right questions, with a view  to de-escalating the situation. It is very handy ‘toolkit’ to have. Everyone has mental health, whether they are in your workplace, school, or family.

So what would you do if you saw someone in distress?

The training provides with the detailed plan – this is called the ALGEE action plan. The acronym stands for Approach, Listen, Give support, Encourage to seek professional support, Encourage support others.

The course itself is interesting and interactive. The delegates participate in various role play scenarios and case studies. You will learn interesting and relevant statistics around mental health – for example, did you know that in the UK more people die because of poor mental health (suicide)  than in a car accident?

 

How to get mental health training?

Look for the training location and dates on www.sirentraining.co.uk or firstaidcourselondon.com You can book yourself on a public course, or book a group for your workplace.  If you are looking to book a course, make sure that you receive an official MHFA England certificate. MHFA England is the only organisation who is licensed to train instructors and provide a certificate that is recognised in the workplace.

There are 3 types of Mental Health First Aid training – 2 day Mental Health First Aid (this course will certify you as a Mental Health First Aider), 1 day Mental Health First Aid (this course will teach you ALGEE action plan, but you are not certified as a Mental Health First Aider), Half Day Mental Health First Aid Course (the course designed purely to raise awareness around mental health).

If you have just started researching about the Mental Health Training, you may find the process confusing. You will find tons of companies who provide Mental Health First Aid training. So how do you choose the right provider?

The only company who trains trainers is MHFA England. The same trainers work across different training providers. The main criteria choosing Mental Health First Aid Training are date, location and price. Essentially, you get the same certificate whether you booked with company A or B,C,D

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

 

Who is it for?

Mental Health First Aid Training is for everyone. First of all it is for you. It helps to look after your own mental health and help yourself. You will feel more confident to speak about mental health issues with your family members, work colleagues and even strangers.

If your work environment is very social you might want to consider becoming a Mental Health First Aider. Other areas where mental health training is useful are: working as a teacher, manager, police officer, nurse, social worker or any other professional.

 

What I will be learning in Mental Health First Aid Training?

If you choose the most comprehensive 2 day Mental Health First Aid Course  you will be attending 4 sessions:

 

1 Session:

  • 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
2 Session:

  • 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
3 Session:

  • 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
4 Session:

  • 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

Cancellation policy

More than 7 days = Money back

Within 48 hours - 7 days = 50% rescheduling fee.

Less then 48 hours = No refund

If you are still not convinced, read our happy customers' reviews. 

    review rating 5  Have just completed the three day first aid course with Sonia which was really useful. I understood everything and felt entirety comfortable asking all kinds of questions. I think this was a super course that everyone should complete and Siren are a great provider.

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    review rating 5  My company has used Siren Training for First Aid and level 2 H&S. Lionel our instructor was superb and made our training interesting and super useful. Definitely recommend it! Without doubt 5 stars rating!

    thumb Fabio Amati

    review rating 5  Sonia was my trainer and she was absolutely fantastic! She taught us in a very engaging and comprehensive way. I felt more confident after my training with Siren than any first aid training I've had in the past. Sirens trainers have a history of working in the emergency services, so they have real-life experiences that they can share to help you to understand why, how and what you should do in an emergency. Thank you for your expertise and for training me in a friendly, warm and energetic environment. Suki White Willow Health & Beauty

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