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Adult Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and provide support on a first aid basis.

Description

A fully funded course for those living or working in or across Lancashire and South Cumbria, Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and provide support on a first aid basis.  Please see our terms and conditions for more information around eligibility or contact admin@lancashiremind.org.uk for more information.

In the same ways as learning physical first aid, MHFA teaches learners how to recognise those crucial warning signs of poor mental health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support. 

Lancashire Mind's Adult MHFA offer is unique in that all learners will receive a 'Next Steps' guide to support your organisation in ensuring your MHFA offer is sustainable, supports best practice, considers your internal policies and procedures.  If you are a community member this guide will support you to provide best practice whilst working as an MHFA'er.  You will learn:

 

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

  • 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 further support 

 

Learners who can show the required awareness of Mental Health Frist Aid will receive a certificate and can apply to be Orange Button holders. The Orange Button holder scheme identifies people in Lancashire and South Cumbria who have passed suicide prevention training and are willing to be approached by members of the general public to provide information or signposting related to suicide prevention. 

 

                      

 

Delivery Method:

This course will be taught face to face, over 4 half day sessions.

Learners need to attend all 4 sessions to complete the course.

 

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