Did you know:
And, in any given week in England, specific diagnosis include:
A person's diagnosis may also change several times during their life. And according to the last set of statistics, only 1 in 8 adults with mental health illnesses were receiving any kind of treatment.
(source: Mind Health Facts and Statistics)
Our own mental well-being and that of our family, friends and other relationships is something that we all need to consider just as much as we consider our physical health and well-being. Would you recognise the signs of someone going through anxiety or trauma? Would you know how to approach someone who might be self-harming? Would you know what to say to someone who has hinted at completing suicide? Who is the person that your staff might be able to confide in if things were getting on top of them? Does that person have the background knowledge and tools to be able to point them in the right direction to get help?
Train a Mental Aid First Aider:
Our online Mental Health First Aid Course is now available. Among other topics, it covers depression, anxiety, suicide, psychosis, and other mental health illnesses that many people are grappling with. Maybe some of your family, friends or colleagues are grappling with these too. The course also covers traumas such as vicarious trauma, something that volunteers experience through the work that they do in supporting/listening to those that they are supporting or working with.
Through a blended learning approach (which consists of 'live' online sessions and individual learning), the course takes you through a framework approach to supporting people. Successful completion of the course leads to a 3-year certificate as a Mental Health First Aider giving you:
The full syllabus for the online course is here: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/adult/online-mental-health-first-aid/ - scroll further down the link to the live sessions for more information. The online session is delivered over 4 half day sessions. This allows the learners more time to absorb, what are quite, intense sessions and allows them time to carry out the individual learning activiteis between the live sesions - making for a better learning experience.
The full syllabus for the Face-2-Face course is here: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/adult/2-day/ - this course is delivered over 2 days.
Both courses are valued by MHFA England at £300pp. We offer the courses at a reduced rate. Discounts are available for Charities and Non-Profit Organisations or for Group Bookings. Please contact us if you would like us to deliver a bespoke Face-2-Face course. We would be happy to carry out bespoke delivery pending a discussion about risk assessments for covid compliance.
Contact us for bespoke online courses as well.
If you are interested in developing your understanding of mental health, and undertaking the online course to train as a Mental Health First Aider, or perhaps you want to nominate a colleague, then please go to our Events page for more information and how to book.
For Face-2-Face Courses, please contact us separately to discuss.
All courses are accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and Mental Health First Aid England.