Dates: 28/01/2021 10:00-13:00 & 04/02/2021 10:00 – 13:00
*Attendees much be able to attend both of the sessions above*
Cost: £70 per person
This qualification is split into 2 separate, shorter online training sessions. Each learner will also receive a free100 page MHFA E-Book.
This qualification will give the knowledge to recognise a range of common mental health conditions. You will know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help or treat it as an emergency.
The course includes how to recognise and manage stress and understanding the impact of substance abuse.
You will also learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place, and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.
What does the training cover?
• Defining mental health,
• Understand the stigma surrounding mental health,
• Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health
• Understand the role of the first aider for mental health
• Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
• Know when to contact emergency services
• Identify signs of stress and how stress can be managed
• Identify signs and symptoms for the following mental health conditions; depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide, and self-harm.
• Effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person’s mental health
• Key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace.
How does distance learning work?
Training will begin on the first date as a group, via zoom, introducing the course and covering some key topics, much like a standard training course.
You will then be provided with the latest electronic learning resources, including presentations, videos, and web links as your main point of reference for independent reading in your own time, coming back together again a little later for the second date to reflect & to continue through the final modules.
Throughout the duration of the course, you will be able to contact your trainer on a regular basis to ask any questions, gain support if needed.
How is this training course assessed?
The final assessment is done in the form of a recorded professional discussion conducted on a one-to-one basis at a time that suits you & the trainer. An hour slot is usually given, but most assessments take approx. 30 mins.
What do I need to bring?
You will be provided with the latest electronic learning resources, including a copy of the presentations, videos, and web links to read through in your own time. As well as a fully detailed E-book.