Mental Health First Aid Course

At least one in four people in the UK are affected by a mental health condition at some point in their life and it is important for businesses and organisations to have the ability to spot signs and symptoms in order to guide members of your team towards appropriate support available.

We are offering a professional two-day Mental Health First Aid course to enable you to gain the skills to give you a deeper understanding of the issues around mental health and how to offer vital help.

The role of a Mental Health First Aider is to spot signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. In the same way as learning physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support.

The course will:

  • Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health
  • Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support
  • Give delegates confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Develop enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Build knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

      • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
      • Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support
      • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
      • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
      • Promotes early intervention, which enables recovery. MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Mental Health First Aider

    For more information visit www.rosedaletraining.co.uk/services/mental-health-first-aid-course/ or to book a place on the course visit Eventbrite.