This one-day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion.
Would you know how to help?
We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.
Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
MHFA Champions have:
- An understanding of common mental health issues
- Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
- Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
- Skills to support positive wellbeing
Date: Friday 25 October 2019
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Venue: Wellspring House, 78 High Street, Starbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7LW
Cost: £99 if booked & paid for by 19 Sept; £120 thereafter. 10% discount for students or group bookings of 3 or more. Please note: only one concession per booking.
Please note that numbers are limited to 16 people and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Your place can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment and booking form.
The day includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.
When you complete the day you’ll get a certificate to say you are an MHFA Champion.