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MHFA (2 Day)

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.

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.

Pre-requisites
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. Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.

Programme
Our MHFA instructors deliver training in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills: Session 1 Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression. Session 2 Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis. Session 3 Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders & self-harm Session 4 Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

For further information on this course, please contact hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Adult Mental Health Aware - Half Day

The course will:

  • Give an understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • Give a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • Give an introduction to looking after your own mental health
  • Give confidence to interact with someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Give insight into the two day course and the benefits of becoming a Mental Health First Aider

Programme

We limit numbers to 25 per course so that the Instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Bespoke sessions can be organised for schools or departments if there a minimum number of 16 attendees (maximum 25)

You will get a MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it. When you complete the session you’ll get a certificate to say you are MHFA Aware.

Please book on cpd  for open courses (course code HS044) and email ers@qmul.ac.uk for bespoke sessions enquiries.

 

 

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