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Mental Health First Aid Course November 2018

Updated: Dec 13, 2018

2 Day Course on 20th November 2018 Location Salisbury

only £240 +VAT per person

Mental Health First Aid Course
Mental Health First Aid Course

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

In the same way as learning physical first aid, MHFA teaches people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support.

Embedding MHFA training within any organisation or community also encourages people to talk more freely about mental health, reducing stigma and creating a more positive culture. 

Course Aims

  • To enable trainees to gain a Mental Health First Aid (England) award in Adult - Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

  • Spot the early signs of a possible mental health issue

  • Feel confident in how to offer and provide initial help to a person experiencing a mental health issue

  • Preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others

  • Help to stop mental health from getting worse and to give hope to someone who needs guidance

  • Promote recovery of good mental health

  • Guide someone towards appropriate treatment and other sources of help

  • Understand the stigma that exists around mental health

  • Provide help on a first aid basis

Course Duration

2 Days. (Min 8 people with a max of 12 people)

Suitable Candidates

​This course is for trainees who require Adult Mental Health First Aid. It provides the skills, knowledge and understanding of first aid for mental health and how to effectively support those experiencing distress.

This course aims to empower both individuals in the work place and communities to understand the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and how best to support themselves and those around them in recovery.

Pre-Course Requirements

​Due to some of the sensitive subjects of the course students should be aware of that some people can find certain parts of the course difficult, although our instructors help everyone to feel safe and comfortable.

Assessment Method

​Trainees must attend all training sessions and are assessed throughout.


Adult Mental Health First Aider (with the certificate issued by Mental Health First Aid (England).

The MHFA standard course is split in four manageable parts. These are: -

  • Depression and what is mental health?

  • Suicide and substance misuse.

  • Anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorders and personality disorders.

  • Psychosis and building a healthy community for all.


​The course cost £240 +VAT per person.

Dates - Times

2 day Course

20th November 2018

9am -5pm


Unit 4, Centre 1, Lysander Way, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6BU

Call us: 07841 023522

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