Dorset Health and Safety
Mental Health First Aid Course Feb 2022
Mental Health First Aid Course
MOD SLC's can be used on this course
About this course?
What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid. This training is an internationally recognised and accredited two-day course developed by Mental Health First Aid (England). It is designed to raise awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues.
Attending this course provides the practical skills, knowledge, and confidence to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues; effectively support anyone experiencing mental distress or crisis; and provide information on how to guide those experiencing problems towards seeking appropriate professional help.
A Growing Concern is that one in four of us are likely to experience a mental health problem each year which is likely to impact our ability to work. Mental ill-health is the single largest cause of disability in the UK, with the cost of mental illness to the economy estimated at around £105 billion annually. This includes direct costs of services, lost productivity at work, and reduced quality of life.
Who is the Training Aimed at?
This course is ideal for anyone wanting to become a Mental Health First Aider and/or to increase their knowledge of mental health issues, including HR professionals, Line Managers, Wellbeing/Mental Health Champions, Occupational Health, and Health and Safety representatives.
The MHFA standard course is split into four manageable parts. These are: -
1. Depression and what is mental health?
2. Suicide and substance misuse.
3. Anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorders and personality disorders.
4. Psychosis and building a healthy community for all.
1. To enable trainees to gain a Mental Health First Aid (England) award in Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
2. Spot the early signs of a possible mental health issue.
3. Feel confident in how to offer and provide initial help to a person experiencing a mental health issue.
4. Preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others.
5. Help to stop mental health from getting worse and to give hope to someone who needs guidance.
6. Promote the recovery of good mental health.
7. Guide someone towards appropriate treatment and other sources of help.
8. Understand the stigma that exists around mental health.
9. Provide help on a first aid basis.
Trainees must attend all training sessions and are assessed throughout.
A temporary certificate is issued at the end of the course which is later followed up approx 6 weeks later with an electronic version.
You can expect the highest standards of quality training from suitably qualified trainers, regardless of which training venue or course you have chosen.
You will be treated with respect, courtesy, and dignity, and due consideration given to your sex/sexual orientation, religious, cultural and philosophical beliefs.
Due consideration will be considered for persons with physical or learning impairments and reasonable adjustments made wherever possible. Please inform us if you have any such impairment prior to the start of the course.
Unfortunately, as the classroom is located on the first floor and with no lift facility so delegates with certain physical impairments may find access challenging, if this is the case please give us a call to discuss what may be done about this.
MOD SLC's can be used on this course
Wednesday 23rd February - Thursday 24th February 2022
9am - 4pm
Timings for the delivery of the course will be from 09:00 to approximately 16:00 daily; a lunch break and several short refreshment breaks will be included throughout the day. Please try to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time each day.
Lunch and Refreshments
Delegates can bring their own food and drinks with them should they choose to do so, there is also a shared kitchen on the premises with a microwave oven and refrigerator. A ‘snack van’ visits the centre each morning and a co-operative store is also sited within walking distance. Refreshments (tea, coffee, and biscuits etc. will be provided throughout the course.
Unit 8, The Portway Centre, 1 Old Sarum Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SP4 6EB
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