What is Mental Health First Aid Training?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England) is an internationally recognised training programme, designed to help people understand the impact of stigma, and spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
This training is suitable for adults (aged 16+) who want to develop their understanding of mental ill health. With ABC Life Support we foster a supportive, nurturing and engaging learning environment. We’re encouraging as many people as possible to learn these essential life skills, so whether you’re an individual who just wants to learn or a professional who wants to take the next step in their career, these courses are open to the public and held at venues across England.
Why is Mental Health First Aid important?
With 1 in 4 people living at any one time with a diagnosable mental health condition in the UK, it’s never been more important for people to be able to support their employees, loved ones and people in the community.
This training is designed to teach you about the common mental health problems people face, including how to spot them, how to discuss them, and, most importantly, how to help someone who is suffering.
An MHFA England course is also designed to improve your own mindfulness and wellbeing, and will provide actionable tips on how to create and maintain a healthier lifestyle, workforce, or community. Call us on 0800 0467 410 or contact us for more information on first aid training and mental health courses.
Which Mental Health First Aid Training Course is right for me?
Mental Health First Aid Training is suitable for individuals who want to develop their personal or professional development. Our public MHFA courses are delivered by our MHFA Instructor Members. Whether you just want to be there for friends and family, or you’re looking to become a mental health first aider in your workplace, we’d love to have you on board with us.
Upon completion, you will receive an official MHFA England certificate.
We have a range of MHFA England courses including the standard Two Day Mental Health First Aid Training course which qualifies you as a mental health first aider.
The One Day Champions course is a must for line managers and individuals who are interested in advocating for the Mental Health First Aid Function within an organisation.
The Mental Health Awareness half-day workshop is available online or face-to-face and enables you to understand about mental health, mental illness and its impact on adults in the workplace and in the community
We also have a Half Day Refresher Course for people who have already trained as a mental health first aider and want to top-up their knowledge and stay up to date. This course can be completed online.
Adult MHFA England courses are suitable for anyone aged 16 upwards. You don’t need prior experience, just show up with a positive, ready-to-learn attitude and we can take care of the rest.
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We would highly recommend ABC Life Support to any businesses looking to provide mental health training to their employees.