Mental Health First Aid – Adult Online Course - March 8th to 18th 2021

Mar 8, 2021 at 10:00 — Mar 18, 2021 at 12:00 (GMT)
Organiser: Mind Fitness Learning Ltd

Mental Health First Aid England 
Mental Health First Aid Online Course
March 8th to 18th 2021

This course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • 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 - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Cost
MHFA England value this course at £300 per person. 
Mind Fitness Training fee is £225.00 per person

Format
This is an online course delivered by Mind Fitness Training through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub

Learning takes place through four live online training sessions, spread across two weeks, with individual learning activities undertaken before each online live session. See course structure section below for more detail.

March 2021 Mental Health First Aid Online Sessions
Live Online Session 1: Monday March 8th - 10.00 to 12.00
Live Online Session 2: Thursday March 11th - 10.00 to 12.30
Live Online Session 3: Monday March 15th - 10.00 to 12.00
Live Online Session 4: Thursday March 18th - 10.00 to 12.00

Session 1
Individual learning (1 hour)
Live Online session (2 hours)

Session 2
Individual learning (2 hours)
Live Online session (2 hours 30 minutes)

Session 3
Individual learning (2 hours)
Live Online session (2 hours)

Session 4
Individual learning (2 hours)
Live Online session (2 hours)


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 delegates safe and supported while they learn.
 

Takeaways

  • Everyone who completes the course gets:
  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
     

Course Outline

Session 1

Individual learning (1 hour):
Introduction to the Online Mental Health First Aid course and the Online Learning Hub (course overview, safety procedure, attending live sessions, and completing individual learning activities)
Activity 1: Why Mental Health First Aid?
Activity 2: The Mental Health First Aid action plan
Activity 3: What is mental health?
Activity 4: Quiz: Impact of mental health
Activity 5: Stress Container (completed after live session)
Activity 6: Frame of Reference (completed after live session)
 
Live session (2 hours):
Introduction to course functions
Introduction to the course
ALGEE and mental health introduction recap
Stigma
Risk and protective factors
10 minute break
Frame of Reference
The Mental Health Continuum
Introduction to the Stress Container

Session 2

Individual learning (2 hours):
Activity 7: What is depression?
Activity 8: Risk factors for depression
Activity 9: Mental Health First Aid for depression
Activity 10: Introduction to suicide
 
Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):
Recap of individual learning on depression
Prevalence of suicide
Suicide, substance misuse and dual diagnosis
Analyse the impact of suicidal feelings
Recap of ALGEE and risk factors for suicide
Explain Mental Health First Aid action plan 1 for suicide
10 minute break
Explain non-judgemental listening, Empathy video
Practice using ALGEE in case study scenarios
Review of ALGEE for suicide and depression
Self-care


Session 3

Individual learning (2 hours):
Activity 11: What is anxiety?
Activity 12: Mental Health First Aid for anxiety
Activity 13: What are eating disorders?
Activity 14: Mental Health First Aid for eating disorders
Activity 15: What is self-harm?
Activity 16: Mental Health First Aid for self-harm
Activity 17: What are personality disorders?
 
Live session (2 hours):
Recap of individual learning on anxiety
Recap of the five basic steps of ALGEE for anxiety
Explain action 1 for anxiety
How to support someone who is having a panic attack
Explain crisis first aid
Practice action 2: non-judgemental listening
10 minute break
Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety
Explain cognitive behavioural therapy
Recap of eating disorders and self-harm
Case study for eating disorders and self-harm
Review ALGEE for eating disorders and self-harm

Session 4

Individual learning (2 hours):
Activity 18: What are psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?
Activity 19: Risk factors for psychosis
Activity 20: Mental Health First Aid for psychosis
Activity 21: Helpful and unhelpful responses
Workbook Activity 10: My action plan for using Mental Health First Aid (completed after live session)
 
Live session (2 hours): 
Review of individual learning on psychosis
Explain the development of symptoms of psychosis
Review the five steps of ALGEE for psychosis
Group discussion about MHFA Australia psychosis video
Case study activity using Mental Health First Aid action plan for psychosis
10 minute break
Recovery
Explore how to build a mentally healthy workplace
Start action plan to use Mental Health First Aid
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Mental Health First Aid England courses are delivered by Mind Fitness Training.
Our Instructors are trained and licensed by MHFA England.

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Mental Health First Aid Online March 2021 £225.00 (No booking fee)
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