One Day: Mental Health First Aid Champion

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards and is particularly beneficial for those who manage staff, or have responsibility for health and wellbeing. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended an Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.

What will I learn?

Learning takes places through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. What you learn will depend on the length of the course you choose to attend.

How will attending an MHFA course help?

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

Raises awareness and mental health literacy

Reduces stigma around mental ill health

Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

Scheduled course dates

Thu 9 May
Location: Carlisle
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Tue 11 Jun
Location: Sheffield
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Tue 21 May
Location: Blackburn
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Course details

Anyone with staff responsibility, and is particularly beneficial for those with those with a responsibility for mental health and wellbeing of staff.

  • Recognise the main signs and symptoms of common mental health issues
  • Provide initial support
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help
  • Be mindful of your own wellbeing
  • Develop an understanding of how you can create and maintain a healthier workforce or community

9.30am - 4.30pm

Cost: £195 + VAT (per delegate)

Blackburn: Witton Park City Learning Centre, Buncer Lane, Blackburn, BB2 6TD

Carlisle: The Capita Building, Kingmoor Business Park, Carlisle, CA6 4SJ

Sheffield: Capita, Hartshead House, Cutlers Gate, Sheffield, S4 7TL