Course description: The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. Mental health problems covered:
Mental health crises covered:
Why attend an MHFA course?
Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.
Who can attend this course? Any adult can attend.
Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider Demonstrate your mental health first aid skills by becoming an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. Complete an online assessment after the course to become accredited.
Course outcome: Participants will receive a certificate of completion in Workplace Mental Health.
Entry requirements: Minimum age 18 years
What to bring:
Duration: This is a 12-hour course which is usually delivered as a 2-day training package (6 hours per day).