Course Aim
An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that could affect the 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 – whether that’s self-help
resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.

Day 1
Session 1 – Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health, Depression
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
Session 2 – First Aid for Suicidal Crisis & First Aid for Depression
Suicide figures
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid for suicidal crisis
Non-judgmental listening skills
First aid for depression
Treatment and resources for depression

Day 2
Session 3 – Anxiety, Personality Disorder, Eating Disorder, Self-Harm
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
Personality disorders
Eating disorders
Session 4 -Psychosis, Recovery, MHFA Action Plan
What is psychosis?
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Bipolar disorder
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