Mental Health First Aid – two-day course

Monday 22 October 2018

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended our Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.

A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:
  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
  • 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
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support
Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:
  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery
Further information

The recommended minimum price for the course is £300 per place. We have subsidised it to £130 per place. This two-day course will run on Monday 22 October and Thursday 25 October, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Attendance on both days is required to complete the course.

Type of event
Training
Event theme
Health
Event date
22 October 2018
Start time
9:30 am
End time
4:30 pm
Phone
01189595455
Address line 1
94 London Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 4SJ
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified

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