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Mental Health First Aid - Adult MHFA 1 Day Course

Mental Health First Aid - Adult MHFA 1 Day Course

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised, evidence-based course. This one day mental health skills and awareness course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion.


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

What will you learn?

Session One

About Mental Health First Aid 

About mental health and stress in the workplace  

Stigma and discrimination


Anxiety disorders

Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)

Early warning signs of mental ill health

Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session Two

Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan 

Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis


Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally

Action 3: Give support and information

Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help

Action 5: Encourage other supports


Building a mentally healthy workplace 

Action planning for using MHFA

The sessions will be a mix of presentation, group discussions and workshop activities.

Due to some of the sensitive subjects on the course, numbers are limited to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult.

Each participant receives a MH Champion manual, full of useful resources, to take away at the end of the course, and a certificate issued by MHFA England.

DMWS instructors are approved by MHFA England to deliver this training.

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