"The fear surrounding mental ill health and the misunderstanding around recovery is one of the biggest barriers for creating mentally fit workplaces. We just need to talk about mental health in the same way as we do physical health but that can only be done if the culture of the workplace is set up in a way where mental health is promoted” Poppy Jaman, CEO of MHFA England.
Why Choose Mental First Aid Training?
Despite a more positive attitude towards mental ill-health in recent years, stigma around the topic remains. 48% of people say they would not feel comfortable talking to their employer about mental health problems (National Attitudes to Mental Illness Survey 2014). As a cause of sickness absence , mental health has overtaken musculo-skeletal disorders and is estimated to cost business £1032 per employee per year (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). According to the 2015 CIPD survey on sickness absence, those who meet their sickness absence targets were actively supporting the health and well-being of their workforce.
This course is ideal for managers, supervisors and team leaders as well as individuals who want to increase their own awareness of this fascinating topic.
Day 1, 9:00-16:45 (session 1)
- What is mental health?
- Why mental health first aid?
- The five steps of mental health first aid
- Influences on mental health
- Risk and protective factors
- What is depression?
- Alcohol, drugs and depression
Day 1 Session 2
- Suicide in England
- How to help someone who is suicidal
- Listening non-judgementally
- First aid for depression
- Treatment and resources for depression
Day 2, 9:00-16:45 Session 3
- What is anxiety?
- When is anxiety a problem?
- Alcohol, drugs and anxiety
- Eating disorders
Day 2 Session 4
- What is psychosis?
- Understanding psychosis
- Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
- Recovery from psychosis
- Treatment and resources doe psychosis
On completion of the course you will be able to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
- Articulate more appropriate language about mental health
- Feel confident helping someone experiencing a 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
- Recognise and support with occupational burnout (bonus training)