Our Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.
Mental Health First Aiders have:
What to expect
- 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
We limit numbers to a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 16 people per course so that you can feel safe and supported while you learn.
You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it. When you complete the two days you'll get a certificate to say you are a Mental Health First Aider. This can take up to 2 weeks to arrive.
Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.
Why Mental Health First Aid?
The Mental Health First Aid action plan
What is mental health?
Impact of mental health issues
Stigma and discrimination
What is depression?
Symptoms of depression
Risk factors for depression
Depression in the workplace
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid for suicidal crisis
Non-judgemental listening skills
First aid for depression
Treatment and resources for depression
What is an anxiety disorder?
First aid for anxiety disorders
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
Cognitive distortions and CBT
What is psychosis?
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Warning signs of developing psychosis
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Treatment and resources for psychosis
Recovery and building resources
Action planning for using MHFA
Does the venue have disabled access?
Clarke Willmott have full disabled access
Do I have to attend both days?
Yes This course is a 16 hour course so both days are non negotiable.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
No its sadly not transferrable.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No the booking name needs to be the same as the person who attends for registration purposes.
Can I get a discount?
If you are a SME based in Sedgemoor then we have a limited number of discounted tickets thanks to Sedgemoor Distict Council Small Grants Sceme values at £50 off the ticket price please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to apply for one of these places. If you are a client of Clarke Willmott you have 15% off the price of each ticket.
Will I automatically pass the course?
No, It's important that the whole course is attended not the start and finish times on each day. We expect all participants to mirror the values of Mental Health First Aid and participate fully in the two day workshop.
You can park at the Clarke Willmott Building address:
Blackbrook Gate, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PG