Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training – Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November 2015

MHFA – Mental Health First Aid Training

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November 2015

£200* per place

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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 2 day workshop will be delivered by a fully trained, certified MHFA Trainer.


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

To book on this course via our online shop, please click here.

For more information about our MHFA training or to book please contact Harmless and ask for Sophie Allen (Training coordinator, ASIST & MHFA trainer).

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Telephone: 0115 9348445
Date(s): 25th and 26th November 2015
Times: 9am until 5pm (both days)
Training Location: Harmless, NCVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB

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

Refreshments, lunch and all resources will be provided on both days of the workshop.

Certificate for  each delegate upon completion


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


How will I learn?

The MHFA course usually takes place over 2 full days. However the delivery of this course is very flexible and may be delivered over a number of sessions.

The sessions will be a mix of presentations, group discussions and group work activities. Your instructors will provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don’t, we won’t make you do something you aren’t comfortable with.

Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some bits particularly difficult.

You’ll receive and MHFA Standard manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England to say you are now a Mental Health First Aider.

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


Who can attend?

The course is simply for anyone. All that we ask is for you to be above the age of 16. This is due to some of the content being quite sensitive and can be upsetting to some. We want to ensure that we create a safe and suitable learning environment for all out attendees.

*Book three delegates or more and received a discounted rate of £160 per delegate.

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