Mental Health First Aid

Mental health first aid training is designed to qualify you as a mental health first aider, in much the same way you would expect physical first aid. The course is intense, and can be demanding emotionally, but highly rewarding in developing your understanding around mental health issues and enabling you to become a first aider, who can support yourself and others.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • 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 further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.

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

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

2024 dates

11 May – online 9.00-13.00

Further details and booking.