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 Accredited Mental Health First Aid courses

 Heavily subsidised to support Education Settings 

Individual places & In house courses

Online / 

Face-to-Face 

2 Day, 1 Day & 1/2 Day Courses

£

Subsidised by at least 50% to support education settings

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The Course

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA®) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. We offer both Adult and Youth MHFA England accredited courses.

The two-day Youth MHFAider® course is tailored for people who teach, work, live with, support and care for young people aged 8 to 18. The courses can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards. A lot of the education settings we work with have now trained a number of Youth MHFAider®’s to support their colleagues as part of their whole-school/college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

The two-day Adult MHFAider® courses are tailored around supporting adults, and again can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards. A lot of the education settings we work with have now trained a number of Adult MHFAider®’s to support their colleagues as part of their whole-school/college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Each and every MHFA course is delivered by a qualified and quality assured instructor and at the end of the course the trainee will be fully qualified as a Youth/Adult MHFAider®.

Aside from the Full Two-Day Mental Health First Aider Courses, we also offer the One Day - MHFA Champion Courses*, to support schools and colleges. This one-day accredited course teaches you how to identify when a person might be experiencing a mental health issue and how to guide them to get the help they need.

*For full details of the content for each individual course, please see the relevant section below.

Practical skills and awareness course designed to give delegates:

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

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

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Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress 

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Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening 

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Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

Costs

Course Costs & Booking Options 

If you would prefer to book an exclusive course for your staff, all of our courses can either be delivered live-online remotely or face-to-face (in-house at your school or college) depending on your preference. Alternatively, if you only require a few places you can also book individual places on any of our ‘open’ courses which are delivered live-online.

Individual places on 'open' courses

  • Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid (Two Day Course) -  £160 + VAT per delegate ( Standard MHFA England® cost is £320 +VAT).

  • Youth & Adult Mental Health Champion (One Day Course) -  £100 + VAT per delegate ( Standard MHFA England® cost is £200 + VAT).

In-house courses

  • Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid (Two Day Course) - £1840 + VAT (for up to 16 delegates, equivalent to £115 per delegate).

  • Youth & Adult Mental Health Champion (One Day Course) - £1200 + VAT (for up to 16 delegates, equivalent to £75 per delegate).

  • Youth & Adult Mental Health Awareness (Half Day Course) - £775 + VAT (for up to 25 delegates, equivalent to £31 per delegate).

 

Please contact us here to arrange suitable dates.

Youth Mental Health First Aid - Two-Day course

This online course trains you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®), 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 

  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate

  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing ​

What to expect

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions (two per day). Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan. 

When you complete the course, you will get: 

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth MHFAider®

  • A Youth MHFAider® manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health

Course Structure

Session 1 

Youth Mental Health First Aid 

• About Youth Mental Health First Aid

• Context: England’s child health care policy

• About mental health – facts and figures

• Risk factors for mental ill health

• Protective factors for mental health

• Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing

• The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE

Session 2

Depression and anxiety 

  • About depression – facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • About anxiety disorders – facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety: ALGEE

Session 3

Suicide and psychosis 

• About suicide

• Risk factors and warning signs for suicide

• First aid for suicidal crisis

• About psychosis

• Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis

• Types of psychotic disorders

• Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

• The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE

Session 4

Self-harm and eating disorders 

• About self-harm – facts and figures

• Risk factors

• Signs and symptoms

• The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE

• About eating disorders – facts and figures

• Different types of eating disorders

• The MHFA action plan for eating disorders: ALGEE

• Recovery

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