What will I learn?
The MHFA Adult course is split up into 4 manageable chunks. These are:
- What is mental health?
- Suicide and Depression
- Anxiety Disorders
- Psychosis (including Schizophrenia) & Bipolar
In each section you’ll learn how to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
- Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
- Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
- Help someone recover faster
- Guide someone towards the right support
- Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
How will I learn?
The MHFA Adult course usually takes place over 2 full days. However, the delivery of this course is very flexible and may be delivered over a number of sessions.
The sessions will be a mix of presentation, group discussions and group work activities. Our instructors provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don’t, we won’t make you do something you aren’t comfortable with.
Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some bits particularly difficult.
You’ll receive a MHFA Adult manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England to say you are now Mental Health First Aider.
Not only did it help me understand mental health issues and how best to deal with it, it also helped me understand better, what is going on with myself and I am not alone.
If you would like to find out more please call 01371 876641 or email on: [email protected].
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