MHFA England Mental Health Training and Awareness
Certified training for Mental Health First Aiders, Managers and Employees. We equip you with the techniques and confidence to support and manage team members with mental health issues
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Become an MHFA England accredited Mental Health First Aider.  Attend our next 2 day public course

  • When?  12th – 13th August 2019
  • Where?  Offices of Solihull BID.  Close to the centre of Solihull at 618 Warwick Rd, Solihull, B91 1AA
  • How much?  £275 per delegate (inclusive of VAT)
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Work Wellness deliver three Mental Health Awareness Courses:

  • Half Day Mental Health Aware
  • One Day People Manager Awareness
  • Two Day Mental Health First Aider
  • All courses are delivered at your workplace by an experienced Occupational Health Practitioner and accredited MHFA England Instructor
  • The courses are a mix of presentations, situational videos, discussions, and group work activities.
  • There are no formal assessments but delegates who attend all sections of a course are awarded MHFA England accreditation
  • We limit numbers to 10 delegates per course so that the instructor can keep delegates safe and supported while they learn

Our half day course is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

It is designed to give delegates:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after their own mental health
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

What delegates will learn

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together – starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Useful statistics
  • Helpful resources

Ideal for line managers.  Our one day Mental Health Awareness course equips managers with the knowledge and understanding to better manage mental health in their businesses.  Mentally aware managers will have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues  
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health 
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • An appreciation of the stigma and discrimination around Mental Health
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Understanding of how to construct and implement a Mental Health First Aid action plan

Our Adult MHFA England Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

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, employee assistance programmes, their GP, other specialist practitioners or a combination

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions over the 2 days.

What delegates will learn

Why Mental Health First Aid?  Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
What is mental health?  Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
Impact of mental health issues  Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
Stigma and discrimination  Cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy
What is depression?  Personality disorders
Symptoms of depression  Eating disorders
Risk factors for depression  Self-harm
Depression in the workplace  What is psychosis?
First aid for depression  Risk factors for psychosis
Treatment and resources for depression  Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
What is an anxiety disorder?  Schizophrenia
Non-judgemental listening skills  Treatment and resources for psychosis
Suicide figures  Bipolar disorder
First aid to assist a suicidal crisis  Warning signs of developing psychosis
Self-care  Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
The Mental Health First Aid action plan  Recovery and building resources
Alcohol, drugs and mental health  Action planning for using MHFA

Our price for all courses includes:

  • A manual for each delegate to refer to whenever needed back at the workplace
  • A workbook for each delegate including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • MHFA England accreditation certificate

What Employees Say

Mental Health First Aid in the workplace (MENTOR) study.  Researchers surveyed 139 employees from 81 organisations across 20 industries in
the private, public and third sectors throughout England.  They asked staff what had changed in the workplace as a result of MHFA England training. Here’s what they had to say: