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Mental Health First Aid: Adults

Virtual or in person

Book this course for your organisation

£250 + VAT*

*Subsidised rate: usual RRP - £300

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) uses evidence-based training to increase mental health literacy and teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Learn how to support others who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

The course supports people to: 

  • Recognise the symptoms of mental ill health

  • Provide initial help

  • Guide the person towards appropriate professional help

  • Be mindful of their own wellbeing

  • Provide the foundations for being a workplace champion

This online course is delivered in four half-day sessions.  Blended learning combines instructor-led sessions using Zoom-style video classes with self-led learning.  Participants receive a workbook, 270 page manual and access to an online learning platform. Our participants love this way of learning

Course structure

Sessions 1 & 2

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?

  • What is mental health and the impact of mental health issues

  • Stigma and discrimination

  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan – how to support others

  • Introduction to depression

  • First aid for suicidal crisis and depression

Sessions 3 & 4

  • Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, self-harm

  • Signs, symptoms and how to support others

  • Psychosis, recovery

  • MHFA action planning

  • Building a mentally healthy community / workplace

Having completed the course, all participants become qualified Mental Health First Aiders and receive a certificate of attendance and action plan guide.

We also offer this course in the workplace, face to face. Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.  We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.  

How do online courses work?

It's simple to join an online course with mind//shift

Blended learning

Our virtual courses are a combination of four live sessions, each lasting between 2 - 2.5 hrs and independent learning that you do at your own pace, between each session.

Top quality learning materials

Independent learning is a combination of reading, short films and quizzes that you access via an online learning platform. You will also receive a workbook and 270 page reference manual, for use throughout the course.

Friendly live learning sessions

Live learning takes place on Zoom in small groups.  This is a friendly, supportive and safe environment to learn more, ask questions and meet fellow learners.

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