Mental Health First aid course (Accredited)
2-day Mental health first aid course
The Acacium group Mental health first aid course is accredited by the royal society of public health and mental health first aid England. Candidates will learn the skills to support individuals that are experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns, gaining an understanding of how to support someone in crisis, including, Self harming, suicidal thoughts, psychotic episode, someone experiencing a panic attack or supporting someone after a traumatic event. The course aims to improve workplace mental wellbeing, raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health. Candidates will gain the knowledge and confidence to support staff mental wellbeing. The programme will also educate attendees about the mental health support that is available, such as employee support services. All attendees will be an accredited mental health first aider on completion of the course and will receive a certificate and a MHFA England Manual.
The course can be delivered over Teams or face to face
Maximum candidate numbers – 12 candidates
Please note: Face to face course will be delivered over 2 full days. Teams Course will be delivered over 4 half day sessions
Session 1: Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression
- Why Mental Health First Aid?
- The Mental Health First Aid action plan
- What is mental health?
- Impact of mental health issues
- Stigma and discrimination
- What is depression?
- Symptoms of depression
- Risk factors for depression
- Depression in the workplace
Session 2: Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis
- Suicide figures
- Alcohol, drugs and mental health
- First aid for suicidal crisis
- Non-judgemental listening skills
- First aid for depression
- Treatment and resources for depression
Session 3: Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm
- What is an anxiety disorder?
- First aid for anxiety disorders
- Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
- Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
- Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
- Cognitive distortions and CBT
- Personality disorders
- Eating disorders
Session 4: Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
- What is psychosis?
- Risk factors for psychosis
- Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
- Bipolar disorder
- Warning signs of developing psychosis
- Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
- Treatment and resources for psychosis
- Recovery and building resources
- Action planning for using MHFA