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Mental Health First Aid Courses

Published on: Wednesday, 14/10/2020 @ 10:25 hrs

Become a Mental Health First Aider

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

MHFA is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
MHFA training won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

The Adult MHFA training course is aimed at building skills to aid anyone aged 16+
Every MHFA England course is delivered by a quality assured Instructor Member who has attended the Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.
This training is invaluable in the workplace as well as on a personal level.

Attend a MHFA two-day course

BHR CEPN are supporting the development of MHFA Instructors across the three boroughs health & care services.

If you are a health or care professional in Barking & Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge you may attend a course provided by us at no cost to you (value of £300 per person).

This course is only available to Health & Social care professionals currently working in Barking & Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge.
You must attend BOTH days to qualify as a Mental Health First Aider.

The courses will be delivered online over two days.
To find out more or express an interest in attending a MHFA course, please contact erin@manoravenue.co.uk and provide the following information:
Email address:
Job title:

Further MHFA Information

Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.
This practical course is designed to give you:

– A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
– 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 appropriate support

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA England course:
– Raises awareness and mental health literacy
– Reduces stigma around mental ill health
– Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
– Promotes early intervention which enables recovery
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