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 to provide help on a first aid basis.
MHFA does not 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.
Who is it for?
Anyone with staff responsibility, and is particularly beneficial for those with those with a responsibility for mental health and wellbeing of staff.
What will the session cover and benefits of attending:
The training is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended an Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported whilst learning. Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussion.
The training provides practical skills and awareness 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
Please check our scheduled course dates here. If you can't find a suitable date or would like to find out about bespoke and in-house courses, please contact us by email at Training-Education@capita.co.uk or on 08712 307 899 to discuss your requirements.