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Name: Mental Health First Aid Training 2 Day Accredited Course
Date: December 12, 2018 - December 13, 2018
Mental Health First Aid Training 2 Day Accredited Course
Event Description:
Our Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.
Mental Health First Aiders have:
  • 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

What to expect

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.

Session 1

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

Session 2

Suicide figures
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid for suicidal crisis
Non-judgemental listening skills
First aid for depression
Treatment and resources for depression

Session 3

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
Personality disorders
Eating disorders

Session 4

What is psychosis?
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Bipolar disorder
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?
Cannington Court has accessible parking bays which we can book in advance - The distance between the parking bay and enternace is less than 40m. The training room has a lift straight into the room. 

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 if you would like to apply for one of these places. 

Will I automatically pass the course?
No, Its important that the whole course is attended not the start and finish times on each day. We expaect all participants to mirror the values of Mental Health First Aid and participate fully in the two day workshop. 

Parking Information
Please park using the Park and Ride Playing Fields Rodway Cannington TA5 2PJ ( note there are two Park and Rides inCannington so make usre you have the Sat Nav with TA5 2PJ.

To comply with our commitments please ensure that you use the Cannington Bypass as indicated on the map you will be given and NOT through the village. 

A shuttle service to and from the Park and Ride is available. Cannington Court is also a 10 minute walk. 

Cannington Court Reception 01278 487401/7425

Cannington Court Welcome Message 

Welcome to Cannington Court. We want you to enjoy your time here at this EDF Energy facility. Our professional and friendly staff are committed to making your stay both enjoyable and comfortable. 

Here at Cannington Court we pride ourselves in supporting EDF Energy’s Zero Harm Policy.

Any feedback and suggestions are welcome for improvements to our services; please complete the feedback form, which are in your meeting / training room, accommodation or reception.

Transport (Monday to Friday)

Park & Ride shuttle:                              07:00 – 11:00 and 15:00 – 18:00

                                                     (and between 11:00 – 15:00 upon request)

Taunton Rail Station:                            Upon request

Bristol Airport                                      Upon request

Why do you not offer a refund?

This course is being organised with a limited run up before Christmas. It can only run if we have a minimum of 8 people. If the week beore the course we do not have 8 people then the course will be cancelled and all course costs returned.
Event Media:

Cannington Court

Church Street



Date/Time Information:
This is a 16 hour course starting 9am and finsihing 5pm on both days
Contact Information:
Mandy Trunks
£295 plus eventbrite fees making a total of £309.75 RRP £300

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