Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is for everybody. Mental health problems especially depression, anxiety and misuse of alcohol and other drugs, are common; one in four people will experience some form of issue or difficulty with their mental health in the course of a year. There is a stigma associated with mental health problems which may hinder people from seeking help; many people are not well-informed and help is not always on hand, especially when the problem first arises.

MHFA has spread to more than 20 countries worldwide. The course is based on international MHFA Guidelines. This MHFA Wales course is a national training programme for Wales which is licensed and developed by Training in Mind.

 

Objective

Adult Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

 

Learning Outcomes

As a participant, you will gain:

  • Improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions
  • Knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies
  • Confidence in helping individuals experiencing a mental health problem

 

Topics Covered

Developing Mental Health Problems

 

• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems

 

 

 

Mental Health Crises

 

• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours

 

Target audience

Everyone 18 and over; especially helpful for front line workers*

Duration

MHFA (Wales) is a 12 hour (2-day) course which is overseen by Training in Mind. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers, and consumer advocates.

Price

  • Members: £2100 in-house training for up to 14 delegates
  • Non-members: £2800 in-house training for up to 14 delegates

Prices include 2 full days of training and a course handbook per delegate.

 

*Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have an appropriate level of well-being before attending.

Whist sharing experiences can benefit the training experience participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participant. This is for the comfort for all participants.

Information

How to book

 

If you would like to book this course, please get in touch with our Member Relations Manager Helen Roach on 029 2053 7635 or email helen@taipawb.org.