MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

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Courses

We deliver Mental Health First Aid courses across Cheshire, the North West and nationwide.

The instructor, Simon Osborne, is approved by MHFA England to deliver Adult & Youth MHFA courses. The training is fully certified and follows the Mental Health First Aid England delivery methods.

Simon's aim is to deliver the courses with an openness that creates a safe environment. To de-stigmatise, humanise and simplify our perceptions of mental health.

 

On the courses you will develop your understanding and strength, enabling you to be ready when approached or when we approach someone in a crisis.

 

Gain the confidence to ask, 'how are you?', to be patient, to allow thought and to build trust. Then provide the support and information to start their journey of recovery.

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.

 

Adult

Two Day

Mental Health

First Aid

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A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • 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 appropriate support

Who is the two day course great for?

  • Individuals who want to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis

  • HR teams who experience mental health issues with their colleagues

  • People managers & leadership teams

  • People supporting a family member or friend with a mental health issue

  • Organisations responding to their company culture and ethical responsibilities

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards.

We deliver the course in four sessions
  1. Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression.

  2. Depression (continued) and suicidal crisis.

  3. Anxiety, personality disorders, eating  disorders and self-harm. 

  4. Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

 

Adult

One Day

Mental Health

Champion

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SO Coach Mental Health Champion
We deliver the course in two sessions
  1. Mental Health First Aid, mental health, depression, anxiety, other mental health issues and early warning signs

  2. Applying the action plan, approaching, listening, giving support, encouraging professional help, other supports, recovery and building a healthy workplace

Who is the one day course great for?

  • Anyone who wants to achieve a greater understanding of mental health

  • Those who have a genuine interest to champion mental health.

  • People in an organisation who truly believe that we can break the stigma around mental health.

 

Adult Mental Health Champion courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards.

An awareness and skills course which will teach you to:

  • Recognise the main signs and symptoms of common mental health issues

  • Provide initial support

  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help

  • Be mindful of your own wellbeing

  • Develop an understanding of how you can create and maintain a healthier workforce or community

 

Adult

Half Day

Mental Health

Awareness

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SO Coach Mental Health Awareness
What to expect when you attend the four hour 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 Together' and start a conversation. 

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

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.

 

Adult

Half Day

Mental Health

Refresher

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SO Coach Mental Health Refresher
What to expect when you attend the four hour course:

Enabling your Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions to refresh their skills In the same way your physical first aiders do.

It's a great way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to treating mental health and physical health equally. 

Empower Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions

The course will support your Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions by:

  • Renewing their skills 

  • Updating their knowledge of mental health supports 

  • Giving them the chance to practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan

Everyone who completes the course receives:
  • An MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it

  • A workbook including ways to refresh your skills

  • A certificate of attendance to say they you are Mental Health First Aid Refreshed

 

Adult Mental Health Refresher courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards who has previously a attended a Mental Health First Aid or Champion course.

 

Youth

Two Day

Mental Health

First Aid

SO Coach Youth Mental Health First Aid
Why become a Youth Mental Health First Aider?

Let’s start with the statistics. One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19.

 

In an average group of 30 15-year-olds:

  • Seven are likely to have been bullied

  • Six may be self-harming

  • One could have experienced the death of a parent

This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues 

  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

Who is the two day course great for?

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18.

  • They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need.

  • In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

 

Youth

Half Day

Mental Health

Awareness

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SO Coach Youth Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Awareness:

  • This introductory three hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health.

  • It covers some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis

  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues

  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

This introductory three hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis

  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues

  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

Everyone who completes the course receives:
  • An MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are Mental Health Aware

 

Youth Mental Health Awareness courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards.

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