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Adult Mental Health First Aid 2 day course

Adult Mental Health First Aid Two Day Course

Tuesday 8th October 2019 (Day 1)

Tuesday 15th October 2019 (Day 2)

 

Venue: Powers Hall Academy, CM8 1NA

Teaching School Alliance Members £40

Non Alliance Members £45

Did you know?

Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.

Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year

Business costs of mental ill health graphic: £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £3.1 billion in staff turnover

(Diagram adapted from Centre for Mental Health, 2017: Mental health at work: The business costs ten years on)

The Centre for Mental Health estimates that mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year, but simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30% or more of these costs. 

(Taken from MHFA England Website)

Work Place Mental Health First Aid Two Day Course

 

This two day course qualifies employees as Mental Health First Aiders.

Your employees will gain:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether through self-help resources, internal support such as EAP, or external sources such as their GP
  • Understanding of how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

 

 

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities and each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A copy of the Line Managers' Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health
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