Mental Health First Aid Adult

Duration: 2 Day

Delivery Method: Face to Face or Virtually

Course Capacity: 16

This Mental Health First Aid Adult course can be delivered on line or face to face. Your training as a Mental Health First Aider will give you:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect your wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

You will also gain the knowledge to help someone recover by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS or a mixture of both.

MHFA Adult Course content

The course is split into four modules. When delivered face to face each module is half a day long. For virtual learning the modules are split into 2 hours of pre-learning done on the MHFA portal and two and a half hours of instructor led virtual learning for each module.

Modules cover important mental health subjects such as:

  • The impact of mental health
  • Stigma
  • Prevalence and risk factors
  • The mental health first aid action plan
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Substance misuse
  • Non judgemental listening
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Self harm
  • Psychosis -Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder
  • Building mentally healthy workplaces

Everyone who attends this MHFA Adult course receives a comprehensive manual for reference, a certificate of attendance, a quick reference guide to the Mental Health First Aid action plan, and a workbook containing useful information.