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Adult MHFA: One Day Course

Course Overview

Completion of the Adult MHFA One Day course will qualify you as an Adult MHFA Champion.

Once qualified as an Adult MHFA Champion, you will be able to:

  • Display an understanding of common mental health issues
  • Confidently and knowledgeably advocate for mental health awareness
  • Utilise skills to support positive personal wellbeing
  • Utilise skills to spot signs of mental ill health

Cost

Course are costed to suit your budget and we also offer funded places! Just email: info@themindmap.co.uk with your requirements.

What to Expect from the Course

A mix of workshop activities, presentations, and group discussions will be used to guide learning on this course. Up to 16 people can participate in sessions at any one time, helping to ensure that the instructor keeps participants safe and supported throughout.

Participants will complete two learning sessions over the one day duration of the course.

Every participant who completes the course will receive:

  • A certificate to show you are a MHFA Champion
  • A Mental Health First Aid resources manual to be kept for reference

Course Structure

A number of topics will be explored over the course of each of the four sessions with guidance from the instructor.

Session 1

The session will begin with a discussion about Mental Health First Aid and the discrimination and stigmas that still surround mental ill health. A number of mental health issues will be explored, including: depression, anxiety disorders, self-harm, psychosis, and eating disorders.

The instructor will outline the early warning signs of mental health and issues surrounding mental health and stress in the workplace. The relationship between alcohol, drugs, and mental health will also be examined.

Session 2

This session will focus on the application of the Mental Health First Aid action plan. The instructor will outline the five main points of action:

  • Action 1 – Approach the individual, assess, and assist with any crisis
  • Action 2 – Listen and communicate non-judgmentally
  • Action 3 – Provide support and information
  • Action 4 – Encourage the individual to seek appropriate professional help
  • Action 5 – Encourage the individual to seek further support

The topic of suicide will also be explored during this session. The session will conclude by examining action planning for using Mental Health First Aid, including recovery and building resources.