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Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course 16th and 17th July 2018, Exeter


Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course 16th and 17th July 2018, Exeter

This intensive course will provide an overview of common mental health problems, causes, symptoms and treatments. This 2 day training course is perfect for those wanting to know more about mental health and how it affects others.
The course will give you skills in mental health first aid, including: - Non judgemental listening skills; - Using responses that encourage others to talk and open up; - Methods used to talk someone who may have suicidal thoughts; - Ways to help someone having a panic attack; - Skills in recognising symptoms of depression and anxiety.
In each section of an MHFA Standard course you'll learn how to:

Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
Provide help on a first aid basis
Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
Help someone recover faster
Guide someone towards the right support
Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

What will I learn on a two day MHFA course?
MHFA training is in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills: Session 1 Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression. Session 2 Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis. Session 3 Anxiety, personality disorders, eatng disorders and self-harm. Session 4 Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 
Skills in mental health are particularly suitable for:

people who live or work with anyone experiencing mental illhealth
HR personnel
Occupational Health Advisors
Further and Higher Educational settings
Middle and Senior Managers
Team leaders
Social workers
Emergency services front line staff
Police personnel
Healthcare sector workers
Health & Social Care professionals
Voluntary and charitable services
Friends and family

Duration: 2 daysExperience: None requiredThis course is suitable for all staff.
Number of Trainees: 16 maximum
Course Standard: Certificate of attendance (nationally recognised)
Equipment Needed: All course materials provided
Tea/Coffe will be provided but the course price does not include lunch. There is a lovely cafe on site.
The sessions are a mix of presentation, group discussions and group work activities. Our instructors provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don't feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don't, we won't make you do something you aren't comfortable with.
The course price includes a comprehensive reference manual and a workbook worth £25, certificate of attendance, all materials and refreshments (no lunch). Please note that this course is valued at £300 per person by MHFA England.
Our training courses are available for everyone. We provide MHFA manuals as an audio book, in braille and in large print at no additional cost.

Full joining instructions will be sent to you prior to the event.
We can only accept your place, if payment is made in full before the course date.
Deadline for bookings is a fortnight before the course date and it is also when you will receive a final confirmation if the course is going ahead. We reserve the right to cancel a course if there is not a minimum quota of participants. We would advise that you refrain from making any travel or accommodation arrangements until 2 weeks before the course.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. A substitute attendee may be nominated with as little as 48 hours notice – please contact Magdalena on 07864 795 049 or 01392 877 282 or email on bWFnZGFsZW5hIHwgYXN0cmFjb25zdWx0YW5jeSAhIGNvICEgdWs=

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