Online Adult Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Course (Remote Learning)

Overview

This 2 day Mental Health First Aid course will be delivered remotely, using instructor-led online learning. The course content remains the same as classroom-based training, however, you’ll attend a scheduled, interactive class via Zoom video conferencing.

This Mental Health course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) It aims to give those attending a thorough understanding of what mental health is and what can affect a person’s wellbeing. Candidates will learn practical skills that will enable them to spot the signs of mental illness, and on completion they will have the confidence to step in and support someone who needs help.

Objectives

On completion of this virtual mental health training course, candidates will be able to:

  • Identify warning signs to look out for
  • Identify depression in the workplace
  • Understand the impact of mental health issues
  • Know and understand stigma and discrimination relating to mental health
  • Understand the Mental Health First Aid action plan and how to use it

Agenda

MHFA covers a wide range of issues, starting with some of the basis such as: 

  • What is depression?
  • What is mental health?
  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • What is psychosis?
  • What is self-harm?

Those attending will look in-depth at a number of disorders including alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, personality disorders and eating disorders. Symptoms of these disorders and treatments will be discussed e.g. cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Discussions will include crisis first aid after a traumatic event, learning how to develop non-judgemental listening skills and understanding the MHFA action plan and how to use it.

This online instructor-led training course will also cover the following topics:

  • Suicide figures  
  • First aid to assist a suicidal crisis  
  • First aid for depression  
  • Treatment and resources for depression  
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Self-care  
  • Recovery and building resources

Duration

2 days

Assessment

There is no formal assessment for this remote learning course but those attending must complete all sections and on completion will receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate.

Who Should Attend?

This Online remote learning 2 Day Adult Mental Health First Aid Course MHFA is the ideal course for those who want to gain the skills to have non-judgmental conversations with colleagues and recognise the signs and symptoms of common workplace mental health issues. The aim is that candidates can identify a mental health issue and effectively guide a person towards the right help and support.

Please note, the course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers sensitive issues, which some people may find upsetting, including suicide and self-harm. Those who feel overwhelmed by the subject matter being discussed can leave the course at any time.

** Due to the sensitive subject matter, if you are booking a colleague on to this course, please do not book them on without first asking them whether or not they would feel comfortable attending. 

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