Adult Mental Health First Aid 1 Day Course

Overview

Learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental illness in the workplace with this 1-day course in adult mental health first aid. You’ll gain the confidence to offer appropriate, non-judgmental support to someone in need, as well as the skills to promote positive wellbeing in yourself and others.

Developed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), this course will provide you with a solid grounding in mental health awareness, plus the tools you need to become a responsible Mental Heath advocate.

IMORTANT INFORMATION - From 11th February all delegates are required to wear a face covering whilst inside the training venue (unless eating or drinking).  This also includes those with medical exemptions.  Should you have any questions relating to this change please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team on 01892 543000.

Objectives

By the end of this one-day mental health course, you’ll:

  • Identify common warning signs of mental illness
  • Understand depression and how it can affect people in the workplace
  • Explain the impact that mental health issues and disorders can have
  • Be aware of the discrimination and stigma surrounding mental health
  • Understand how to use the Mental Health First Aid action plan

Agenda

This online adult mental health course covers the following subject areas:

  • What is mental health and mental health first aid?
  • An introduction to stress and mental health in the workplace
  • The effect of alcohol and drug use on mental health
  • Understanding depression, anxiety disorder and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia, Bipolar, personality disorders and eating disorders
  • Available treatments, such as cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan and how to apply it
  • Learn how to listen without judgment
  • Applying crisis first aid following a traumatic event
  • Self harm – the signs, treatments and recovery
  • How to build a mentally healthy workplace
  • Suicide – the facts
  • Dealing with a suicidal crisis sympathetically
  • Resources, first aid and treatment for depression
  • First aid for acute psychosis
  • Self-care, recovery and building resources

Duration

1 day

Assessment

Although there is no formal assessment for this traiing course, you must complete all sections in order to pass and receive your Mental Health First Aider certificate.

Who Should Attend?

This training course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mental health, or would like to increase their awareness and understanding of various mental health issues.

If you would like to take the role of Mental Health First Aider in your workplace, you’ll find this training course is an excellent resource.  It will enable you to develop essential listening skills to support colleagues and guide them towards getting the right help.

Please be aware that this course covers sensitive issues, such as suicide and self-harm. Therefore, we recommend that you don’t book on a colleague’s behalf without speaking to them first, as they may not be comfortable with some of the issues discussed.

Anyone who finds the course content upsetting is free to leave at any point.  No prerequisite knowledge is required to attend this course, but an interest in the subject matter would be useful.

Suggested Progression

Adult Mental Health 2 Day Course

Prerequisites

IMORTANT INFORMATION - From 11th February all delegates are required to wear a face covering whilst inside the training venue (unless eating or drinking).  This also includes those with medical exemptions.  Should you have any questions relating to this change please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team on 01892 543000.

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FAQs
  • Will lunch be Included?

    The joining instructions will indicate if lunch is provided for the duration of your course.  Should you need to know prior to booking please contact one of our team who will be happy to advise.

  • When will I receive my Course Joining Instructions?

    Course joining instructions are sent 7 to 10 days prior to course commencement.  If you book within this time frame they are emailed within 24 hours of the booking being placed.

  • What time does my course start?

    Start and finish times are confirmed on your joining instructions which are issued 7 to 10 days prior to course commencement.  Failure to arrive at the requested time may result in the delegate being turned away.

  • Can I complete a name change on my booking?

    Yes, a name change can be completed at any time free of charge. You can submit your request by emailing our customer service team at training@easybooktraining.co.uk or calling on 01892 543000.