“The two day course is insightful – honest – enlightening and aims to break down and normalise the stigma attached to mental health”
Mental Health First Aid
What is mental health?
Mental health is part of our overall health. It's about:
How we feel, think, and behave
How we cope with the ups and downs of everyday life
How we feel about ourselves and our life
How we see ourselves and our future
How stress affects us
How we deal with negative events
Our self-esteem and confidence
Mental Health First Aid two-day course
Our 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
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.
Everyone who completes the course gets an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it, and a certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider.
“A healthy workplace is one where employees and managers work together to protect and promote their health, safety and wellbeing and the sustainability of the business.” World Health Organisation
Do you realise, mental health issues (including stress, depression and anxiety) caused 15.8 million days in absences and sickness? (Office for National Statistics, 2017: Sickness absence in the labour market: 2016)
You may not be aware that the cost of presenteeism to the UK economy each year is 21.2 Billion
1.8 x as much productivity/working time lost as absences
Costs more to employers as prevalent among higher paid staff
Common with mental health issues due to people not
feeling able to come forward or take time off
Dates and Location
Dates: Wednesday 6th February & Thursday 7th February 2019
Time: 09:30 – 17.00
Allied Assurance, Fenchurch Street, 19th Floor, 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BY
How much will it cost?
Dates:Tuesday 12th February & Wednesday 13th February 2019
Time: 9.30am - 17.00
ICentre, Howard Way, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes MK16 9PY
A two-day course - £295.00 + Vat and must be paid in advance.
Everyone who attends the course will be provided with complimentary resources, including a mental health first aid manual containing a wealth of information, a workbook, and a 'Z card' that can be used to identify mental health first aiders in the workplace.
Note: You must attend the full course in order to receive your certificate.