Educating people about mental health helps to open up conversations, breaks the stigma and encourages mental health resilience. It also raises awareness of where to go for help, allowing people to recover more quickly. The role of a Mental Health First Aider is to provide support- not councelling or therapy.
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Design a mental health course that meets your needs
We know that you and your staff will love this course. Remember, we can alter any content to suit your specific needs to ensure you get the most out of your training. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the course, we will give you a full refund.
We all have mental health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.
1 in 4 British adults will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives.
Stigma, lack of awareness and general mental health illiteracy means that many people don't know what to do if someone is experiencing mental distress or crisis. This can lead to delays in people seeking help and getting support.
As well as the human cost of mental ill health there is also a financial cost. Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £26 billion per year, which equates to an average of over £1,000 per employee. In 2013, 15.2 million days of sickness absence across the UK were caused by stress, anxiety and depression.
By learning to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, you will increase your confidence in feeling able to approach, assess and assist someone who might be experiencing a mental health issue and encourage them to the support they need to recover. Early intervention can make a huge difference in recovery.
Our courses are delivered in house: We come to you!
All we need is a meeting room large enough to comfortably accomodate 16 people plus 2 trainers, access to electricity, and some tables and chairs for delegates to work on and carry out group activities and discussions.
Due to the sensitive subjects on our courses, we limit numbers to a maximum of 16 delegates.
Yes. On successful completion of the course you will be a certified Mental Health First Aider!
Certification is through Mental Health First Aid England and you will receive it in the post.
There is no additional cost for certification either.
No you don't.
What you share is entirely up to you. There are 16 people on a course, and given that 1 in 4 adults will have experienced some from of mental ill health, it is almost gauraunteed that you will not be the only one.
And it's important to stress that this course is not a councelling or therapy session.
If you want to let one of the trainers know before the session, your experience will be held in the utmost confidence.
We pride oursleves on creating a safe learning environment. We are all individuals, with a wide variety of experiences that have shaped who we are.
Absolutely. You will receive your manual to keep on the morning of day 1.
The manual has just been updated and includes almost 300 pages of information and best practice guidance.
It contains further reading and details of organisations who provide practical help, support and guidance.