Mental Health First Aid Training

Become a Certified Adult Mental Health First Aider on this

2-Day MHFA (England) Training Course

Why become a Mental Health First Aider?

Because YOU could be the difference to someone when they really need it.  

Mental ill health does not discriminate and can affect anyone at any time – your work colleagues, family or friends.

There is a stigma surrounding mental ill health that with time, education, understanding and resources, will improve. Because of this, there will be many people suffering in silence.

For them, their struggle is real. Every day. Every week. Every month. Some will have been suffering for many years…. until they get the help and support they desperately need.

Some people won’t even realise they have a problem because it’s been their “normal” for as long as they can remember!

Maybe you already know someone who isn’t coping particularly well at work or in your personal life? You could be the one who makes all the difference by extending a helping hand!

The MHFA Training Course equips you with the necessary skill to spot early signs of mental health problems

What’s The Mental Health First Aid Training Course About?

What You’ll Learn…

On this 2-Day course, you will learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Offer help to a person developing a mental health problem
  • Offer help to a person experiencing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis
  • Provide initial support
  • Guide a person towards appropriate treatment
  • Guide a person towards other sources of help

You Could Be Instrumental In Helping…

  • To preserve life where someone may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
  • Providing comfort or reassurance to a person in their time of need
  • Prevent a mental health condition from worsening
  • Start the recovery process for someone on the journey towards good mental health

 

You may also:

Help to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues within your community which could also help reduce the associated stigma and discrimination.

It’s also a great certification to add your resume, as organisations are increasingly aware of the importance of having Mental Health Practices in place in workplaces to keep their employees safe and healthy.

What’s Included In The Course?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Resources

When you attend the course, you’ll receive the following:

  • A copy of the Adult MHFA Manual which contains a huge amount of information to support the training and includes a section on ‘helpful resources’ arranged by topic,
  • A Workbook, and
  • A ‘Z Card’ and lanyard that you can wear at work which can easily identify you as a Mental Health First Aider

 

Become a Certified Mental Health First Aider

Once you’ve successfully completed the 2-Day Training, you will become a recognised Mental Health First Aider and will receive an official Certificate issued by MHFA (England).

    When and Where we Offer the Training

    We offer both online and classroom-based training with regular dates every month, and we are licensed to train between 8 and 16 people.

    However, due to Covid-19, the number of people on our courses may be capped at a lower level to operate safely.

    Looking for private training or group classes for yourself or your staff?

    We’re flexible on when and where we can deliver training, so we should be able to accommodate a time, date and place that meets your requirements.  Classroom and online training is available as a group / corporate booking.

    Email us at training@sheqworx.co.uk or call us on 0770 777 8998 and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can help.

    The Curriculum

    Join us for two days where we’ll be covering the following:

    DAY ONE

    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Mental health and depression 
    • First aid for suicidal crisis
    • First aid for depression

    DAY TWO

    • Anxiety
    • Personality disorders
    • Eating disorders
    • Self-harm
    • Psychosis
    • Recovery and MHFA Action Planning

    The course duration is 16 hours spread over the 2 days. Scheduled times from 09:00 am – 17:00 pm on both days.

    The Cost

    The cost of the course is £250 + VAT per person

     

    As part of the training course, you’ll receive a Manual and a Workbook.  These will be yours to keep and are great for reference afterwards.

    A downloadable 56-page Line Managers’ Resource is also available to purchase when you book – just make sure you activate the button on the checkout page.  (It’s not an automatic purchase!)

    The Line Managers’ resource is a good starting point for introducing a health & wellbeing strategy into your workplace.

    Available Dates

    MHFA England Instructor Member Badge

    Meet your Trainer

    Hello!  I’m Andrea

    As a practicing Health and Safety professional, I’ve been delivering various health and safety training courses, inductions, and workshops over the years, and it’s such a privilege to be able to offer this one. 

    I became a Mental Health First Aider (and licensed MHFA Trainer) in March 2019.  Since qualifying, I’ve had to use the MHFA training more than half a dozen times, and that’s more than I’ve needed to use my physical first aid training which I’ve held for over 20 years!

    Even though the course materials don’t change, no two MHFA courses are the same, and it’s our delegates that make the difference – especially when they openly share their real-life experiences.

    Don’t worry though, you don’t have to share anything, or can share as much or as little as you feel comfortable doing.  There’s no pressure.

    You’ve probably sussed by now that I’m not a fan of talking about myself, so here’s a quick intro: 

    I’m the Managing Director of SHEQworx Ltd, a practicing Occupational Health and Safety Consultant to a range of businesses across the UK, and a Lead Auditor to ISO 9001 Quality, and 45001 Occupational Health & Safety standards.  I also run Nature’s Way Lifestyle Ltd with my son, Alex, but I’ll tell you more about that in a second.

    In a nutshell, my life’s work has been about keeping people safe and healthy at work, and businesses legally compliant through a range of services including policies, systems and procedures.

    I’ve been a single parent for the most part of the last 21 years, which has been challenging at times – legally, financially, and emotionally.  It’s also been hugely rewarding watching kiddo develop and leave to start his own life’s journey.

    Since 2013 I’ve been discovering in real terms how food affects our overall health – mind, body, and soul – and the affects were astounding!  The thing is, I thought I was reasonably healthy before I changed my lifestyle.

    So, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic I co-founded a new business with Alex, called Nature’s Way Lifestyle Ltd (NWL).

    The purpose of NWL is to help others on the path to create a better, healthier, cleaner, and low-tox lifestyle for themselves and their families, whilst also reducing the impact on the planet.  (Check us out on Facebook and Instagram @natureswaylifestyle.)

    We’re guiding and supporting people towards a happier and healthier version of themselves, and that’s pretty awesome!  Take a look, we might be able to help you too.

    It’s a real passion project of ours.  I managed to get rid of my eczema, AND reduce the symptoms and severity of my anxiety and depression.  There were other benefits too but I won’t bore you with them here!  You’re welcome to find out more here.