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1 Day Mental Health First Aid Champions in Melbourn, Hertfordshire Saturday 15th October

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1 Day Mental Health First Aid Champions in Melbourn, Hertfordshire Saturday 15th October

Fully funded (FREE), & partially funded seats (MHFA England RRP £200) 9:00 -17:00

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Saturday 15th October 9:00 – 17.00

Full details about this course and what to expect on the day see all tabs below.

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About this course

This Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England course trains delegates to be MHFA champions. The focus of this course is around understanding how to help build a mentally healthy workplace, challenge stigma and support positive well being for learners and others. Delegates will gain the confidence to advocate for mental health awareness.

Topics covered include stress, resilience and the risk factors for common mental health issues and mental health illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Delegates learn about crisis scenarios in mental health.  The programme introduces delegates to law and policy around mental health, discrimination litigation, and why organisations need to have a health and wellness strategy.

Our MHFA Champions 1 day adult course is ideal for organisations who wish to train their employees to ‘support’ existing mental health first aiders (MHFA), as well as empowering individuals to increase their own wellbeing and reduce stigma. To gain the full skill set of mental health first aid skills you must attend the two day course. Adult MHFA courses are for every one aged 18 upwards.

These public courses are memorable and according to delegate feedback, life changing for some. By running open courses that are inclusive we attract a diverse 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.

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.

On-site training for all staff may also be a cost effective option. See our group discount rates here. Where necessary we can also arrange a suitable venue with free parking and hot or cold lunch to suit your schedule. Simply Contact us to discuss your individual needs.

Occupations

This course is suitable for anyone over 18.

Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If an attendee feels overwhelmed, they can leave the course at any time.

If you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the attendee please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending.

If the attendee is unsure whether mental health first aid is right for them, please encourage them to contact us to discuss their concerns.

For support with your mental health, please contact Samaritans on 116 123, or NHS 111.

You do not need any prior knowledge or training to attend.


Course topics

Session 1
• About Mental Health First Aid
• About mental health and stress in the workplace
• Stigma and discrimination
• Depression
• Anxiety disorders
• Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
• Early warning signs of mental ill health
• Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session 2
• Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
• Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
• Suicide
• Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
• Action 3: Give support and information
• Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
• Action 5: Encourage other supports
• Recovery
• Building a mentally healthy workplace
• Action planning for using MHFA


Assessment

There is no formal assessment for this course, but delegates must complete all sections of the course. Learning takes place across two manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, exercises, and case studies.
Each session is built around a Functional Mental Health First Aid action plan. We do not want you to be daunted by this prospect. Absolutely no pressure to present your ideas unless you feel comfortable to do so. It is our job to ensure you feel part of an inclusive space, and that you understand and retain the knowledge that is relevant to your own lived experiences. This is what we do best.

Certification

Learners will receive a Certificate from MHFA England.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended the Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, (RSPH)


Additional information

Accessibility: Please contact us in advance if you have any accessibility questions or requirements.

On the day: Important Information 

If you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of the Coronavirus disease, please do not come to the training. Instead, stay at home and follow the advice on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Call us on 07880 542663 if you need to postpone and we will arrange an alternative classroom date.

We have worked hard to make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy the course despite social distancing and new non-contact ways to teach.

What to expect and how to prepare for your classroom training:

  • On arrival, you will be given your own goodie pack with hand sanitiser, manuals, workbooks and everything you need for the course. We are operating socially distanced training in a large venue. PPE is optional rather than mandatory.
  • You may wish to bring a notebook for any additional notes.
  • If it is suitable weather and the learners are all in agreement, some of the training may take place outdoors.
  • If appropriate, we encourage you could check the status of your current health and wellness policy before the course as it might be useful for comparison. If this is not applicable to your circumstances, please do not worry, we will go through this during the course.
  • Complementary refreshments are provided. You will need to bring your own lunch.

If you are running late or have any issues on day of the course, please contact your trainer. You will be notified of their name and mobile number by email prior to the training.


Reviews

The Bridge First Aid
4.9
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Schia Mitchell
Schia Mitchell
10:00 18 Jul 22
I was so delighted to find such a good first aid course local to me. The instructor knew her stuff and was great at getting it across in an interesting and engaging way. I feel much more confident now and will definitely be back for my refresher in three years :) Thank you!
Archie Farrer
Archie Farrer
08:53 09 Jul 22
I had Nikki for my training she was warm and welcoming and she made the course enjoyable and fun .I couldn’t ask for a better instructor
Martin Harvey
Martin Harvey
14:14 17 Jun 22
A very well-organised course, the blend of online and in-person worked really well for me. The online videos and other resources are clear and well-presented. I find first aid training quite daunting to take part in, but the in-person training provided by Nikki was very sensitively handled - Nikki was great at working with a diverse group and ensuring we were following the elements we needed to cover. The organisation of the booking and the follow-up communications have also been excellent. Fully recommended.
Lynn Hawkins
Lynn Hawkins
19:09 12 Jun 22
From my initial phone call asking questions about the course, I received quick and precise communication and support.The blended course enables you to complete the first day around your own calendar over a prolonged period, either do it all at once or 1 hour a day. This was great, it meant I could fit it around work and if I began to fade, I could turn it off and return later.The face to face day was just as good. Nicky presents the information using real life situations, enabling the group to ask learn, laugh and ask questions in a relaxed environment. Thus resulting in us all learning so much more.Nicky, you were right about the 4 hand signals, I think they are totally embedded in my brain and definitely enabled me to understand.I would recommend this course to anyone who wants or needs a first aid qualification.Many thanks to both of you.
John Windsor-smith
John Windsor-smith
17:32 28 May 22
My FAW course with The Bridge first aid Ltd was far superior to any I have previously taken and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Dan Smith
Dan Smith
13:19 07 Mar 22
Nikki was absolutely excellent and explained everything in an in depth, but understandable way. Would absolutely recommend and will be back again in three years when all our staff need a refresher!
frances
frances
21:16 25 Feb 22
Very friendly and knowledgeable trainer, made the course enjoyable. I came away feeling confident with what I’d learnt. Thank you.
Adam Stefaniak
Adam Stefaniak
14:09 25 Feb 22
Very happy with the team, very helpful and friendly. The course was well presented, both online and in classroom.
jason weston
jason weston
08:23 20 Jan 22
Fantasic course and made to feel very welcome, informative and made fun so everyone felt at ease.Would highly reccomend The Bridge First Aid.
Hilary Mundell
Hilary Mundell
13:50 26 Nov 21
Thank you! Brilliant memorable couse
Simon Lewis
Simon Lewis
06:08 15 Oct 21
Did an occupational mental health first aid course with Jenny. The simple feedback is that EVERYONE should do this. It doesn't hurt. In fact, for such a serious topic, it's fun at times. Jenny's depth of knowledge and experience brings the subject alive.
Elaine Cole
Elaine Cole
11:11 24 Sep 21
This has to be by far one of the best training courses I've have attended. The course was informative, interactive and extremely relevant. I feel that I have learnt so much and I have been able to retain the information and I'm looking forward to putting my new found knowledge into practice I thoroughly enjoyed it and the course instructor Jenny was fantastic - highly recommend
Adam Salter
Adam Salter
08:19 10 Sep 21
The trainer was clear and delivered the information in a engaging manner. It was an informative session with easy to follow demonstrations as well as the trainer drawing from their own experiences of delivering first aid in real-life situations which added to the day. I went away with video references that further assisted my understanding. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for an understanding of the requirements of a first aider.
Gareth Simpson
Gareth Simpson
20:38 01 Sep 21
Sometimes these courses can feel like they drag on. This was very informative, yet made fun by the instructor while maintaining the understanding the seriousness of correct first aid.Great value for money, giving our staff confidence and well adapted regarding COVID restrictions
Sophie Mason
Sophie Mason
10:46 01 Sep 21
This course was fantastic compared to other first aid courses I have completed in the past. A very lovely, enthusiastic tutor who explained everything so well, great environment and relaxed approach. I will be booking again in 3 years and hope to book onto other courses with this company! Thank you!
Hazel Greenstiles
Hazel Greenstiles
12:15 28 Aug 21
Jenny has got the knack of getting over the important facts about first aid whilst at the same time not giving out so much information to overload one's brain. The nuggets of information enabled me to think more deeply about the topics while remembering the knowledge I would need when involved with helping someone. I would certainly recommend this course to everyone who would like to feel more confident when helping someone. Thank you Jenny.
Wysing Arts Centre
Wysing Arts Centre
08:31 05 Aug 21
Huge thank you to Jenny and Nikki at The Bridge First Aid for delivering our First Aid at Work course to members of our team. From the initial enquiry to the completion of training it was a positive experience. Jenny worked with us to choose the right training for us and was flexible with finding dates. Nikki provided engaging, fun and most importantly memorable training and helped to build confidence to provide high quality, safe First Aid. We would highly recommend them for your training.
Laura Swinburne
Laura Swinburne
18:30 13 Jun 21
The quality of this course was good, professional with friebdly staff, good layouts and very informative course material. Communication was effective qnd organised well right from signup! The course layout was well and nothing wqs too much hastle for the instructor.
Ian Nunn
Ian Nunn
14:27 09 Jun 21
We had Nikki train a group of 4 of us; 2 who have already completed a first aid course, 2 who hadn't (me being in the latter). Her teaching style was very laid back, which helps the group relax and enjoy themselves. She was able to recall many examples with great detail, of previous emergencies that she was either involved with directly, or heard from other first aid instructors. This definitely helped us to remember signs, symptoms and correct courses of action when faced with first aid emergencies.She was patient and answered any and all questions we had, and we all passed with high marks.Couldn't recommend enough for anyone seeking first aid training, either for first timers or for refreshers.
Sarah Groom
Sarah Groom
14:25 17 May 21
Jenny came to do a first time/refresher course to our mixed group of youth workers and Community Centre managers. The course was interesting, informative and very practical about dealing with real life situations. It was also run strictly to Covid regulations. Jenny is very friendly and relaxed and happy to answer all sorts of questions and I finished feeling much more empowered and comfortable about having to deal with a first aid situation.
Liz Diamond
Liz Diamond
17:39 01 May 21
The Bridge First Aid for the workplace training was really excellent. I have been on previous first aid courses which were easily forgettable however the trainer on this course was knowledgeable and explained the content in terms of why certain methods are used. This made the content relevant and memorable. Every step was taken to be socially distanced and the use of the CPR dummies was done in a way everyone was comfortable with. I would highly recommend this Company for training.
Kacey Dean
Kacey Dean
23:50 24 Apr 21
Jenny was a lovely, easy to talk to first aid trainer. I feel like I learnt a lot in this session from the way she explained things so clearly and straight to the point with anecdotes.
agnieszka Echolc
agnieszka Echolc
18:48 17 Apr 21
Professional approach and friendly atmosphere throughout the course. I recommend it wholeheartedly (
EOlley4
EOlley4
11:05 21 Mar 21
I am so impressed. I just did my second course with this company and they are very professional yet approachable. The courses are well organised and access to extra materials is exceptional. They really help me to feel confident about first aid and I will definitely go back to them next time.
Anna Webb
Anna Webb
18:58 19 Mar 21
Enjoyed the 2 day MHFA course. Jenny was a great instructor. Highly recommend.
Nessa Taylor
Nessa Taylor
08:05 22 Feb 21
We have used The Bridge First Aid for many years now and have always found them to be professional and friendly. They have a reassuring technique that builds confidence and great instructors that tailor to the individuals in the group. Highly recommend this company for your training needs.
Cara Anderson
Cara Anderson
13:24 01 Feb 21
From start to finish the course was excellent!!The communication was clear and reassuring in the current circumstances.The online training resource is very informative and easy to use.The practical day was organised very well and I felt safe the whole day.The trainer was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to teach in different ways to work around Covid restrictions.Thank you!!
Jonas Thursby
Jonas Thursby
12:23 04 Jan 21
A very informative yet enjoyable course. The course was very well delivered and a great confidence builder. Would highly recommend.
Sharna Louise McNally
Sharna Louise McNally
17:32 03 Jan 21
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really engaging and interesting in this strange covid time. Would recommend!
Michael Harrison
Michael Harrison
11:05 18 Oct 20
Can I just say that this first aid course was the best ever first aid course that I have ever attended. Normally I get ever bored with any courses but I really injoyed this one . top marks to you the bridge first aid 👌
James Lawless
James Lawless
21:23 14 Oct 20
I attended the blended 16hr course to obtain my Outdoor First aid certificate. Jenny’s style is engaging and underpinned by her own real-world experience which I found both reassuring and engaging. She was able to dispense advice using first-hand accounts as well as delivering what the course syllabus requires for the qualification. The blended part of the course was useful as I was able to listen to other experiences from people who were in the practical session renewing qualifications that weren’t necessarily outdoor related. I would definitely recommend Jenny.
Mel Campany
Mel Campany
16:20 14 Oct 20
Jenny has been delivering outstanding first aid training to my nursery for many years now. The bridge first aid educates the staff with a blended online and in classroom learning.Jenny’s understanding a passion for teaching others these lifesaving skills really inspires each one of her learners.We highly recommend The Bridge, thank you Jenny!
Anselm Priest
Anselm Priest
09:09 06 Oct 20
Attended the 2 day mental health first aid course. Really insightful and important during this current time.Highly Recommended!
Haverhill Gateway
Haverhill Gateway
15:17 15 Jul 20
A very thoughtful, practical and enjoyable course, delivered in a friendly manner. Jenny had adapted course well to fulfill social distancing requirements.
Andy Paterson
Andy Paterson
21:16 23 Feb 20
Jenny came to Howlies today and delivered an amazing course, very enjoyable and relaxed tutoring and she instantly made the group feel welcome and want to participate.Her knowledge and resources were brilliant and she encouraged questions at any time.Very much recommend Jenny and the bridge 😊
Jodie Greenfield
Jodie Greenfield
18:23 23 Feb 20
I found this course really informative and helpful. The instructor was very friendly and down to earth. It was very practical so will be easy to make use of it in my dogwalking business.
gary alexander
gary alexander
16:45 09 Feb 20
If you want a course that will give you the confidence to act in emergency this is for you. Not only will Jenny give you the tools to deal with a first aid situation, but most importantly for everyone, the determination to try.Gary
Gillian Bradley
Gillian Bradley
22:49 16 Sep 19
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really interesting and engaging and gave us all lots to think about. I loved how relaxed and approachable Jenny was, throughout the day and how she included relevance to horses and dogs!too! All really useful and incredibly valuable information relevant to my work. A really interesting day whichI can highly recommend. Thank you so much.
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Venue Details

Melbourn Village College The Moor, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6EF (Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire boarder)

Fully Funded Courses

Some of our courses are funded through the Adult Education Budget allocated by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) or the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and part financed by the 2014-20 European Social Fund (ESF) programme. This funding is managed by Cambridgeshire Skills, Cambridgeshire County Council.

We are able to fully fund (free) those who meet the eligibility criteria listed below: please download the document “Eligibility criteria for free spaces” to find out more.
• Low skilled (prior attainment level 2 and below or no qualifications at all)
• Low waged earning less than £17,004 annual gross wage
• Unemployed
• Furloughed
• Learning will support progression to further relevant learning or employment
• Shielded residents/Covid-19

The funding eligibility is identified on the back page of the brochure available to download below

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