Half-Day Adult Mental Health First Aid Course
Developed by MHFA England and delivered by St John Ambulance, this half day Adult Mental Health First Aid course is an introductory session to raise awareness of mental health. Delegates will gain an understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma. The course gives delegates a basic knowledge of common mental health issues and teaches them how to look after their own mental health and wellbeing.
This half-day Adult Mental Health First Aid course is suitable for those looking to understand and improve their knowledge and confidence about mental health. Attendees will learn the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing in the workplace.
Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If an attendee feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.
If you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the attendee please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending.
If the attendee is unsure whether mental health first aid is right for them, please encourage them to contact us to discuss their concerns.
Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.
Booking for large numbers of students? Please call 0808 1966 830 to discuss.
- 4 hours
- What is mental health?
- Mental Health Continuum
- Factors which affect mental health
- Stress and stress management
- Spotting signs of distress
- Mental health conditions
- Take 10 Together – starting a supportive conversation
- Supporting mental health in the workplace
- Useful statistics
- Helpful resources