Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.

We don't teach people to be therapists, but we do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Course covers:

Giving tools to keep yourself and your colleagues healthy

Encouraging access to support when it's needed, for a faster recovery

Empowering staff with along term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work

Stop preventable health issues arising by building a supportive culture around mental health

Embed positive, long term cultural change across your organisation through robust policy

Claire Hobbs, H&WB Coordinator at MKUH recently completed her training to become an MHFA Instructor and will soon be delivering the course in house to any staff member who would like to attend.

All staff who attend the training course will receive a comprehensive MHFA manual which details signs, symptoms and how to help with a range of Mental Health conditions.  The manual also details a variety of support groups and resources.

Staff who complete the training will become certified Mental Health First Aiders.

If you would like to enquire about becoming a Mental Health First Aider - please email [email protected]