Mental Health First Aider Certificate valid for three years.
CPD Certificate and 12 CPD hours.
“Thought provoking and gave all participants the tools and confidence to approach mental health issues. Cate was fantastic, she really made the course as interactive as possible and her passion for the subject was both inspiring and contagious. Nothing but praise for the course which is testament to Cate and Worksafe UK.”
Our course concentrates on the practical aspects of being a mental health first aider including spotting signs of distress, providing effective support and helping to build a healthier workplace.
On completion of our Mental Heath First Aid course, you should:
Understand what mental health is and why it matters
Understand the factors that can affect wellbeing
Identify signs of distress
Develop good interpersonal skills such as non judgemental listening
Support staff dealing in distress and support their recovery to good mental health
Be aware of different mental illnesses
Use practical approaches/tools that can be used to support mental health and wellbeing
Know when to recommend further help such as from a medical professional
Promote mental health in your workplace
Help build a supportive, healthy and non-discriminatory work climate
The course is divided in to 4 modules.
An overview and introduction to the role of the mental health first aider
Misconceptions and stigma
What is mental health?
The scale of the problem
Your role as a Mental Health First Aider
Mental health continuum
Impact of mental health issues
Interpersonal skills and self-help
Talking and listening skills
Positive thinking and other self-help strategies
Looking at mental health disorders
Stress and stress risk assessments
How to build a healthy work environment
A healthy workplace
Engaging with your employer
Equality and diversity
Wellness Action Plans
Home worker and remote workers
Who Should Attend?
This course is for anyone who wants to support colleagues’ mental health in their workplace or has been appointed as Mental Health First Aider.
Benefits to you
Gain an in-depth understanding of mental health and factors which can affect wellbeing.
Promote early intervention which may encourage early recovery and increased resilience.
Provide support to colleagues and help build a healthy and positive work environment.