This course is ideal for Education staff who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.
In addition to the course, you will become part of the largest MHFAider® community in England, gaining access to resources, ongoing learning and 24/7 digital support through our MHFAider Support App®, to give you the tools and knowledge you need to carry out the role effectively and confidently, whether that be in your workplace, a volunteer role, or in the community.
- Session 1: Monday 13th November
- Session 2: Wednesday 15th November
- Timings: 09:00 – 12:00 | Break | 14:00 – 17:00
- Cost: Partnership Schools – £340 / Non-Partnership Schools – £370 per delegate
As an MHFAider® you will be able to:
- Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention.
- Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports.
- Practise active listening and empathy.
- Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma.
- Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
- Practise self-care
- Know how to use the MHFAider Support App®
- Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England
Learning takes place through a mix of instructor led training, group discussions, individual and group activities.
Each session builds on the previous, enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others with a Mental Health First Aid action plan.
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
We strive for all our learning content to be as accessible and inclusive as possible.
Everyone who completes this course gets:
A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course.
A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it after completing the course.
A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan.
A digital MHFAider® certificate.
Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years.
Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events.
The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England.
Who are MHFA England – MHFA training came to England in 2007. The Department of Health: National Institute of Mental Health in England (NIMHE) developed and launched the programme as part of a national approach to improve public mental health.
This session is subject to the following cancellation scale:
28 days or more notice – no charge
11-27 days notice – 25% of total cost of the course
4-10 days or less notice – 50% of total cost of the course
3 days or less notice -100% cost of the course.