Mental health first aid (practical session) – 22 July

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: 22/07/2021
Upcoming Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Length: 1 day
Cost: £249.00
Equivalent to 6 CPD hours

About the course

menal health first aid

Developed in collaboration with First Aid for Life, this mental health first aid training course will teach you how to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and help you develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone, whilst keeping yourself safe. We help you develop resilience, learn new ways to cope with stress, advise on sleeping better and equip you with a wealth of resources to be able to confidently help someone struggling with their mental health. 

This first aid qualification will provide you with the knowledge to spot specific warning signs that an adult or child could be struggling with a mental health condition; it explains how to initiate a supportive conversation, explore healthier lifestyle choices and links to the wealth of additional support available if someone needs further help. 

Ideal for individuals needing additional help and guidance to support their mental well-being, for those looking to introduce positive mental health practices to their workplaces, for teachers and support staff and friends, family and colleagues wanting more information on this vital topic. 

The scope of this mental health first aid course is not to learn to diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this should only be done by appropriately trained healthcare professionals. However, you will be guided in identifying signs someone might be struggling and we will equip you with a methodology to appropriately support them and a directory of people where you can signpost them for help. 

Please note that this practical session is intended to be undertaken following completion of the online pre-learning in order to receive accreditation as a mental health first aider. However, completion of the pre-learning is not required to join the practical session and you are welcome to do the online course afterwards if you wish to obtain the qualification. 






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Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Take a curious and person-centred approach to enquire about a person’s mental wellbeing
  • Identify signs of mental distress or illness
  • Manage acute distress or risk issues related to a range of mental health conditions
  • Direct a person in distress to an appropriate service or resource
  • Identify when and how appropriate boundaries should be kept
  • Take a curious and person-centred approach to enquire about a person’s mental wellbeing

Course Information

Length & Time
This course will be taking place online.
9:00 - 17:00

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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
Assistant Headteacher - London
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.
Teacher - London