About this course
This Adult Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) England course is internationally recognised and the most comprehensive MHFA course. The complex interplay between work and home means this course is recommended for anyone over the age of 18.
Using evidence-based training to increase mental health literacy this course focuses on developing practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
Learners will develop the following:
- Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
- Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
- Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support.
MHFAiders have an in depth understanding of the factors that can affect well-being. Delegates will learn about common mental illness in detail as well as crisis management in mental health. This course introduces delegates to law and policy around mental health, discrimination litigation, and why they need to have a health and wellness strategy.
Our open public courses are memorable and according to delegate feedback, life changing for some. By running open courses that are inclusive we attract a mixed demographic which we believe is beneficial to all as we continue to learn from each other and grow as a more open minded and tolerant society.
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. We always provide an opt-out option on all activities. Although these are facilitated in an inclusive, fun and engaging way we also understand some topics may be upsetting or triggering for some individuals.
Our instructors are experienced in creating and facilitating a non-judgemental learning environment. The MHFA course also teaches participants to take away this attitude into their own lives following the training. All learners are made to feel safe and we often see the group bond as a result.
This course includes guidelines on infection prevention in Mental Health First Aid safety in relation to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV–2). We are proud to operate a socially distanced training environment in the classroom. We are also fully aware of the anxiety that many students have over coming into a public space. There is a lot to think about which we have already thought about. You are in safe hands.