MHFA – Mental Health First Aid Training – 26th and 27th August

Harmless are pleased to be delivering Mental Health First Aid training on 26th and 27th August – £200 per delegate with a 10% discount to charities

MHFA is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health. By completing this course it will develop your skills, abilities and confidence in being able to support individuals with a range of mental health conditions.

The course is split into 4 manageable chunks. These are;

  • What is mental health
  • Suicide
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Psychosis

In each section you will learn how to;

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

 

What are the main benefits of MHFA for me?

MHFA will give you the skills to be able to support individuals with mental conditions in crisis. While you will be unable to diagnose mental health conditions, MHFA teaches you how to recognise symptoms of mental ill health, how to support someone in crisis using an effective model and the support networks available to someone with mental ill health. You will also learn that recovery is likely and indeed possible.

Why is MHFA beneficial to my organisation?

1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health problem each year. It is therefore very likely that someone you know, whether it be a friend, family member, colleague, client or an employee is likely to experience a mental condition, such as depression or anxiety disorders. Sometimes we don’t spot the signs immediately, however the sooner the person can receive professional support, the less likely they are to develop more serious long term problems.

Attending the training will help you in dealing with difficult situations as you will have more understanding and empathy about mental health conditions. Through the training we hope to reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health by raising awareness of a range of conditions. Training staff as Mental Health First Aiders in your organisation indicates that you take your staff and clients wellbeing extremely seriously. This can result in

  • Less staff absences
  • Improve productivity, recruitment and staff retention levels
  • Improve outcomes for those returning to work

 

Where can I find more information or book on the course?

For more information about our MHFA Standard training or to book please contact Harmless and ask for Sophie Allen (Training Coordinator and MHFA Trainer)

Email: training@harmless.org.uk or

Telephone:  0115 9348445

Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm (both days)

Training Location:

Harmless

NCVS

7 Mansfield Road

Nottingham

NG1 3FB

Please note: Attendance on all days of the workshop is mandatory

Lunch, refreshments and all resources will be provided on both days of the workshop.

Harmless Self Harm Drop-in on Thursday

Harmless provide two drop-in sessions per month, one for adults and a separate one for young people.

Our next drop-in session is for young persons and will be held on:

Thursday 6th August at 3pm –  4pm for young persons aged up to 21 years.

Our trained therapist will be on hand to offer information or advice about any concerns you may have about self harm.

If you have any concerns about someone such as a family member, friend or a colleague, then please feel free to join us, you will be assured of a friendly welcome.

All drop-in sessions will take place at the Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service Building, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB (Opposite House of Fraser)

If you have trouble finding us please call on 0115 9348445, or email us at info@harmless.org.uk.