in West Essex

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

Mental Health First Aid England has approved a number of instructors from Mind in West Essex to deliver the following courses (click below for full details);

Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in 23 countries, the MHFA course teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone towards the right support services. 

Cost

Course
MHFA
Lite/ Youth Lite
MHFA Schools MHFA Youth  MHFA Adult  
Course duration 3 Hours 1
Day
2 Days 2
Days
 
Member of public /School/Charity Individual 50 125 200

200



 
Business 
Individual
60 150 250  250

 
School/Charity - group 12-16 600

1500


2400


 2400

 
 Business - group 12-16  720  1800  3000  3000  


    • All prices include training manual, workbooks, hand outs and certificates.
    • Price is for training with 2 qualified MHFA instructors.
    • For training held on Mind in West Essex premises refreshments are included, delegates/ organisations will need to provide their own lunch for all day training.

    Additional Costs:

    • If course to be provided in a Mind in West Essex or purchasers own venue there will be no venue booking costs. However booking fees will be applied if we are required to find an alternative venue. 
    • Travel expenses for instructors if outside West Essex. 

    Why the course?

    Mental ill health can affect every single one of us. There is widespread ignorance of mental ill health in the general population and there is the associated stigma too. For some the stigma can lead to delays in people seeking help and support. There is also a lack of confidence in what to do if someone is distressed or in a crisis situation.

    An amazing course - everyone should do it!

    In any one year, approximately 1 in 4 British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem.

    Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated 26 billion, which equates to an average of over 1,000 per employee.

    By learning to recognise the signs that someone may be unwell, you may be able to provide initial help, to guide a person towards appropriate professional help, and in its most powerful form, save a life by learning basic suicide intervention skills.

    If you would like to find out more please call 01371 876641 or email on: mhfa@mindinwestessex.org.uk

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