Mental health first aid
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: KMA14
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
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What is the course about?
Approximately one in four people experience a diagnosable mental health problem every year in Britain. This course trains Mental Health First Aiders to recognise those who may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first level support and early intervention.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
What is it like to experience various types of mental ill health
Identifying sources of professional help and other supports
Effective listening and communication skills
The role of MH First Aider.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Recognise those who may be experiencing poor mantal health and provide initial support and early intervention
Encourage the person to indetify and access professional help and other supports
Pracise empathetic listening and supportive converstation skills
Undertsand MH First Aider role in depth including boundaries and confidentiality
Know how to use MH First Aider Support App and other key tools
Effectively pracise self-care.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You are not expected to have prior knowledge of mental health. You should have a desire to improve your mental health literacy and support those experiencing mental distress in the community and in the workplace. You will need to be able to listen and communicate relatively fluently in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will be practical activities, quizzes, case studies, group tasks and film exercises.
You will be provided with a workbook and manual for future reference.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might like to bring a notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You could look at our other one day courses or longer courses in health and social care.