Become an MHFA Mental Health First Aider

Online Mental Health First Aider Courses available for individuals and business employees.

Join one of our open courses and book online today. For corporate group coaching training please send us your enquiry and a member of our team will be in touch to answer all your questions.

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Mental Health First Aider Online Course

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support.
  • Whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix
 
 

Course Format

  • This course is delivered live and online via the MHFA online learning hub by an approved MHFA Mental Health first aid instructor.
  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two days, with self-learning activities in between.
  • See course structure section below for more detail
  •  Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  •  We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

What you receive:

Everyone who attends and completes the course gets:

  •  A certificate of attendance confirming you have completed the course and have successfully become a MHFA mental health first aider . 
  •  A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  •  A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  •  A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
 
 

COURSE STRUCTURE: Day 1

Pre learning for Session 1 (1 hour) 

Course overview, safety procedure, attending live sessions, and completing individual learning activities)

  • Introduction to the Online Mental Health First Aid course and the Online Learning Hub
  • Activity 1: Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • Activity 2: The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Activity 3: What is mental health?
  • Activity 4: Quiz: Impact of mental health
  • Activity 5: Stress Container (completed after live session)
  • Activity 6: Frame of Reference (completed after live session)

Day 1 - Live Session 1 (2 hours 30 minutes):

  •  Introduction to course functions
  •  Introduction to the course
  •  ALGEE and mental health introduction recap
  •  Stigma
  •  Risk and protective factors
  •  Frame of Reference
  •  The Mental Health Continuum
  •  Introduction to the Stress Container

Pre Learning for Session 2 (2 hours)

  •  Activity 7: What is depression?
  •  Activity 8: Risk factors for depression
  •  Activity 9: Mental Health First Aid for depression
  •  Activity 10: Introduction to suicide
 
 

Day 1 - Live Session 2 (2 hours 30 minutes):

  •  Recap of individual learning on depression
  •  Prevalence of suicide
  •  Suicide, substance misuse and dual diagnosis
  •  Analyse the impact of suicidal feelings
  •  Recap of ALGEE and risk factors for suicide
  •  Explain Mental Health First Aid action plan 1 for suicide
  •  Explain non-judgemental listening, Empathy video
  •  Practice using ALGEE in case study scenarios
  •  Review of ALGEE for suicide and depression
  •  Self-care

Pre Learning for Session 3 (2 hours):

  •  Activity 11: What is anxiety?
  •   Activity 12: Mental Health First Aid for anxiety
  •  Activity 13: What are eating disorders?
  •  Activity 14: Mental Health First Aid for eating disorders
  •  Activity 15: What is self-harm?
  •  Activity 16: Mental Health First Aid for self-harm
  •  Activity 17: What are personality disorders?

Day 2 - Live Session 3 (2 hours 30 minutes):

  •  Recap of individual learning on anxiety
  •  Recap of the five basic steps of ALGEE for anxiety
  •  Explain action 1 for anxiety
  •  How to support someone who is having a panic attack
  •  Explain crisis first aid
  •  Practice action 2: non-judgemental listening
  •  Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety
  •  Explain cognitive behavioural therapy
  •  Recap of eating disorders and self-harm
  •  Case study for eating disorders and self-harm
  •  Review ALGEE for eating disorders and self-harm

Pre Learning for Session 4 (2 hours):

  •  Activity 18: What are psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

  •  Activity 19: Risk factors for psychosis

  •  Activity 20: Mental Health First Aid for psychosis

  •  Activity 21: Helpful and unhelpful responses

  •  Workbook Activity 10: My action plan for using Mental Health First Aid 

(completed after live session)

 
 

Day 2 - Live session 4 (2 hours 30 minutes):

  •  Review of individual learning on psychosis

  •  Explain the development of symptoms of psychosis

  •  Review the five steps of ALGEE for psychosis

  •  Group discussion about MHFA Australia psychosis video

  •  Case study activity using Mental Health First Aid action plan for psychosis

  •  Recovery

  •  Explore how to build a mentally healthy workplace

  •  Start action plan to use Mental Health First Aid

  •  Feedback

Mental Health First Aider Online Course

Individual Online Courses

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Everyone who attends the course will receive:

  • A certificate confirming you have completed the course and have successfully become a MHFA mental health first aider . 
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Individual Mental Health First Aider Course

Dates: 8th & 10th February 2022 (10am-4.30pm)

  • This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub
  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two days, with self-learning activities in between.
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
  • Upon completion of your purchase you will be sent a link (within 10 days of the course commencing) to create your account within the  MHFA England Online Learning Hub
  • At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance confirming you have completed the course and have successfully become a MHFA mental health first aider.
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Individual Mental Health First Aider Course

Dates: 22nd & 24th February 2022 (10am-4.30pm)

  • This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub
  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two days, with self-learning activities in between.
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
  • Upon completion of your purchase you will be sent a link (within 10 days of the course commencing) to create your account within the  MHFA England Online Learning Hub
  • At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance confirming you have completed the course and have successfully become a MHFA mental health first aider.
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Individual Mental Health First Aider Course

Dates: 8th & 10th March 2022 (10am-4.30pm)

  • This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub
  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two days, with self-learning activities in between.
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
  • Upon completion of your purchase you will be sent a link (within 10 days of the course commencing) to create your account within the  MHFA England Online Learning Hub
  • At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance confirming you have completed the course and have successfully become a MHFA mental health first aider.
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Corporate Group Coaching Workshops (POA)

For Mental Health First Aider corporate group coaching workshops please submit an enquiry. 

Please state your requirements including requested dates and number of attendees etc.

A member of our team will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have regarding the course structure and costing.

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