Mental Health First Aid Course
The Mental Health First Aid course provides the knowledge and tools you need to become a qualified mental health first aider.
This Mental Health First Aid Training is designed for anyone looking to improve their knowledge about mental health first aid in the workplace.
Firstly, you will learn different mental health issues and how to recognise them in yourself in others. Secondly, you will discuss how to recognise symptoms and be able to guide people towards the right mental health support.
Overall, the knowledge that you gain will assist you when supporting others struggling with their mental health in the workplace.
Why Take the Mental Health First Aid Course?
Anyone who wants to become an adult mental first aider should attend this course. The course will give you various skills that will help you provide support to those who need it.
You will learn how to empower someone to access the support they need for recovery or successful management of symptoms.
You will also gain the skill of active listening, which will not only help in mental health-related circumstances but in everyday life. Non-judgmental listening is a key trait to have and can be highly transferable.
What Does the Mental Health First Aid Course Involve?
This course covers some sensitive subjects and topics. For full details on what’s covered in this training, read the course content section below.
Benefits of this Mental Health First Aid Course:
- Gives you the confidence to start a conversation with anyone with mental health issues
- Able to help and support people with mental health issues
- You will learn how to become an active listener and how to show empathy towards others
Mental Health First Aid Course Content
The content covered in this course is designed to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace. It will also help you gain the skills you need to support those affected.
Please note: The trainer will cover some sensitive subjects which some delegates may find distressing.
The course content will cover the following subject areas:
The role of a Mental Health First Aider
Your roles and responsibilities in the workplace, and promoting good mental health recovery.
Recognise poor mental health and provide first-level support
Encourage someone to access professional and other supports
Practice active listening and empathy
Converse with improved mental health literacy
Understand boundaries and confidentiality
The trainer will assess you throughout the course on your contribution.
How is the Mental Health First Aid Course Delivered?
This course is completed in a classroom by a Mental Health First Aid England trainer.
Public Classroom Courses
You can attend this course in a classroom at one of our training venues across the country.
Individuals and companies booking on their behalf can book one or more places over the phone or through our website.
This Mental Health First Aid course can also be delivered as an in-house course, specifically for your delegates.
We can arrange for the course to be delivered via remote learning at one of our venues or a venue of your choice.
In-house mental health training can be very effective for a group who works together. The familiarity can encourage discussion between delegates, get them to share personal experiences and share company relevant examples.
We quote all of our in-house courses on a case-by-case basis. The price will vary depending on location and delegate numbers.
For a quote, complete the in-house enquiry form on this page, and one of our friendly team will be in touch.
How long does the Mental Health First Aid Course Take?
The Mental Health First Aid course is two days long.
Mental Health First Aid Course Entry Requirements
The minimum requirement for entry is that the delegate can understand, write and speak English well.
PLEASE NOTE: The trainer will cover some sensitive subjects which some delegates may find disturbing.
Is the Mental Health First Aid Course Accredited?
This course is accredited by MHFA England, and one of their instructors delivers this course.
On completion of the course, your certificate will be sent directly to you to download digitally. You will need to renew your certificate three years after course completion by attending the course again.
Is this Mental Health First Aid Course CITB Grant Claimable?
Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim for each delegate who successfully pass this course.
You can find the list of short courses and the grant amounts you can claim here: CITB Grant Value for Short Courses
Mental Health First Aid Course FAQs
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is a training program that gives anyone the skills and knowledge to support someone struggling with their mental health.
What is a Mental Health First Aider?
A Mental Health First Aider is anyone who has completed a Mental Health First Aid course. This course will equip them with the skills and knowledge to support someone struggling with mental health issues.
How to become a Mental Health First aider?
You can become a Mental Health First aider by completing our Mental Health First Aid training here at 3B Training.