What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
Mental Health First Aid won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.
Mental Health Awareness:
An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
What to expect when you attend a course:
Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.
It really is a great fast paced course, at the appropriate pace you will learn how to 'Take 10 Tgether' and start a conversation.
We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Everyone who completes the course receives:
An MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it
A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
A certificate of attendance to say they are Mental Health Aware
Adult Mental Health Awareness courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards.
The awareness course is amazing!
The course helps to de-stigmatise and break down those barriers we experience when approaching the subject of mental health. It is a great starting point for anyone who is seeking to understand more.
The ability to ask someone, "how are you feeling?", should not be underestimated and to be more confident with the response is a game changer.