Mental Health First Aid ~ Adult (online)

1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year. The aims of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training are to give everyone the knowledge and confidence to recognise signs of mental health problems, to encourage someone to seek the right help, and to reduce the stigma around mental illness.

Adult Mental Health First Aid training is for

  • any adult (16+) who wishes to learn more about mental health issues
  • people who, on a personal level, are supporting those with mental health needs
  • people who, in the course of their work, are supporting those with mental health needs
  • anybody working in the field of mental health

Become a Mental Health First Aider:

The Online Mental Health First Aid course (equivalent to the face-to-face Adult MHFA 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, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

This is an online course delivered through a bespoke learning and videoconferencing hub.

We are currently taking bookings for the following dates:

Starts Friday 6 November 2020

Mental Health First Aid is the only evidence-based, internationally accredited mental health course which certifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. This online version of the course provides a platform for an inclusive learning experience and flexibility on delivery over a time period that suits you.

Format:

  • Online delivered via the MHFA England Online Learning Hub
  • Four live training sessions over two weeks, with self-learning activities prior to each live session – see dates below for more detail
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Maximum 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Individual self-learning is based on a combination of videos, workbook activities and reading, which can be done at your own pace in advance of each live training session.

Pre-course check-in: Friday 6 November 2020, 10 – 11am
SessionDateTime
Session 1 pre-learningIndividual self-led learning at your own pace; must be completed prior to Session 1 Live1 hour
Session 1 LiveWednesday 11 November 202010am – 12.30pm
Session 2 pre-learningIndividual self-led learning at your own pace; must be completed prior to Session 2 Live2 hours
Session 2 LiveFriday 13 November 202010am – 12.30pm
Session 3 pre-learningIndividual self-led learning at your own pace; must be completed prior to Session 3 Live2 hours
Session 3 LiveWednesday 18 November 202010am – 12.30pm
Session 4 pre-learningIndividual self-led learning at your own pace; must be completed prior to Session 4 Live2 hours
Session 4 LiveFriday 20 November 202010am – 12.30pm

Note that delegates must complete all individual-learning and live sessions within a single intake in order to receive their certificate.

This course is valued by MHFA England at £300 per person. To make the course accessible to as many people as possible as part of our charitable mission, we are able to offer this at £185 per person. This offer is only available to people who live, work or study within the West Kent area.

To book and securely pay for up to 6 delegates, go to our online booking form.

If you would like further information or to be advised about future course dates, please email us.


Become Mental Health Aware:

Led by an approved MHFA instructor, the Adult Half Day Mental Health Aware online learning session will cover:

  • What is mental health and the mental health continuum
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions
  • My mental health toolkit

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

This course will be delivered live via the Zoom videoconferencing service. Zoom is really easy to use on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. You do not need to create an account, though for the best experience you will need to download Zoom to your device. To check if you’re all set to go, visit zoom.us/test on the device you plan to use, and you’ll be prompted to download and install Zoom if you don’t already have it.

Courses are currently available for the following dates:

DatesLocation
Tuesday 1 December 9:30am-1:30pmOnline

This course is valued by MHFA England at £125 per person. To make the course accessible to as many people as possible as part of our charitable mission, we are able to offer this at £75 per person. This offer is only available to people who live, work or study within the West Kent area.

To book and securely pay for up to 6 delegates, go to our online booking form.

If the course you would like to attend is now full, or if there are no programmes currently scheduled, please email us to be added to the reserve list.


MHFA is an international training programme, now being delivered in 23 countries around the world. All our instructors approved to deliver MHFA courses have undergone a rigorous training programme which has been accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

 

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