Mental Health First Aid Training
We all have mental health, in the same way that we all have physical health. Mental ill health can affect people from all walks of life but, as a society, we tend not to know how to take care of our mental health.
Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and support a family member, friend or colleague who is experiencing a mental health issue.
I am now accepting bookings for the new MHFA England Online Mental Health First Aid course.
This course is structured around a blend of individual learning and live sessions, all of which are conducted using our new Online Learning Hub.
This is a practical skills and awareness course, designed to equip learners with the skills and confidence to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues, and provide support and signposting to self-help or professional services.
I will be co-delivering an Online Mental Health First Aid course with Sarah Darbyshire on the following dates in November:
10/11/2020 10:00 - 12:30
12/11/2020 10:00 - 12:30
17/11/2020 10:00 - 12:30
19/11/2020 10:00 - 12:30
MHFA England value this course at £300 per person (inc VAT).
Following on from World Mental Health Day on 10th October, I will be offering a 20% discount for any organisation which books two or more places on this course. Please contact me for further details.
I'd like us to think about the language we use when we talk about mental health, and the effect it might have on others.
If the language you use makes it more difficult for someone to ask for help when they need it, then it also makes it more difficult for them to recover.
The use of negative language also fuels stigma and discrimination, which can be even harder to deal with than the illness itself.
Sometimes the phrases we use just show a complete lack of understanding. For example, if we tell someone to 'pull your socks up!' It's just not that easy.
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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and support a family member, friend or colleague who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
The new online version of our course delivers the same evidence-based learning outcomes of the popular ‘face-to-face’ Adult MHFA Two Day course in an accessible and flexible online format, structured around a blend of individual learning and live sessions.
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