***** Mental Health First Aid - Full 2 Day Certificate Course- Live,Virtual, Online, Wednesday, 25. November 2020
On completion learners will be certified as Mental Health First Aiders.
About this Event
Become a Mental Health First Aider
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t 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 – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
Mental Health First Aiders have:
• An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
• 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 further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix
NEW Virtual Online Course
This new live course is based on the content from the ***** MHFA Two Day course, has the same learning outcomes and on completion learners will receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate.
The online Mental Health First Aid is made up of both individual learning activities and a series of live sessions hosted on our new MHFA England Online Learning Hub. Individual learning will be based on a combination of videos, workbook activities and reading. The live sessions are led by your approved MHFA England Instructor, Jane Nathan, who has a wide range of experience in the area.
See below for Jane's biography.
What to expect
• We limit numbers to 12 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
• You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it. When you complete the two days you'll get a certificate to say you are a Mental Health First Aider.
Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.
• 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
• ******* figures
• Alcohol, drugs and mental health
• First aid for suicidal crisis
• Non-judgemental listening skills
• First aid for depression
• Treatment and resources for depression
• 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
• 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
Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including *******, we limit numbers to 12 people. We want everyone to feel safe and we can help if people find some topics particularly difficult.
Your MHFA Instructor - Jane Nathan
Jane is a MHFA Youth and ***** Instructor, qualified to deliver the full two-day course, courses for the Workplace, also Schools and Colleges and Introductory courses applicable across the lifespan.
Jane's background is in Clinical Research (development of new medicines within GlaxoSmithKline; International R & D) and Medical Education (including taught courses, clinical experience programmes in hospital settings and e-learning, worldwide). In addition to activities around Medical Education, Jane also established a multidisciplinary clinic in Guildford, Surrey with a focus on mental health and emotional wellbeing. The clinical team included a 32-strong strong panel of psychological/ psychiatric practitioners, including Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors/Psychotherapists, plus other related disciplines, such as Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists etc..
Jane is particularly interested in mental health education within the settings where she hopes to reach those who can have an influence on the lives of people suffering from mental illness their friends, colleagues and families.
Jane is currently serving on the Crisis Lines for Our Frontline, the mental health hotline supporting NHS personnel in the Covid crisis
For more information please email email or visit: www.Ed4Health.co.uk