Mental Health First Aid for Adults
Due to high demand You Raise Me Up is delighted to offer you this opportunity to attend the subsidised 2-day Mental Health First Aid for Adults course that is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. On completion of the course you will receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate as well as a MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.
This course focuses on developing peoples understanding of mental ill health, their skills when giving help to someone experiencing a mental health issue and how to improve wellbeing and to promote the recovery of good mental health.
The numbers are strictly limited to 12 people per course so please book early.
To preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
To provide help to prevent the mental health issue from becoming more serious before professional help arrives
To promote the recovery of good mental health
To provide comfort to a person with a mental health issue
To raise awareness of mental health issues in the community
To reduce stigma and discrimination
To improve own health and wellbeing
By the end of the course attendees will be able to;
Recognise the symptoms of mental ill health
Provide initial help
Guide the person toward appropriate help
Be mindful of their own wellbeing
The course will cover the following:
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
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid for suicidal crisis
Non-judgemental listening skills
First aid for depression
Treatment and resources for depression
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
What is psychosis?
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
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
Any adult working, volunteering or engaging with others on a regular basis.
Adrian Thomas, MHFA Instructor