Mental Health (England) First Aid training

Puslished: 11 January 2018

The Mental Health (England) First Aid training course is focused on providing attendees with the confidence to support someone experiencing poor mental health. It is not a course for them to focus on a diagnosis but rather recognising the symptoms and then knowing what to do.
The main topics covered are:

Depression               Suicide                 Self Harm

Anxiety                      Psychosis            Schizophrenia

The aims are:

·         To preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others

·         To provide support to prevent the mental health issue from becoming more serious before professional help arrives

·         To promote the recovery of good mental health

·         To provide comfort to a person with a mental health issue

·         To raise awareness of mental health issues

·         To reduce stigma and discrimination

·         To improve own health and wellbeing

It is a 2-day course, delegates must attend both days in full to receive accreditation.
The course will start promptly at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm on both days.
The recommended cost of this course is usually £300 per delegate, however, we have received funding to help offset most of this and the cost to you is only £90 per delegate.

We are a dedicated professional organisation with 2 MHFA (England) accredited instructors who have trained over 300   delegates in 2017 including professionals from the NHS, Probation Service, Rolls Royce, MoD, Canaan Trust, Broxtowe Borough Council, Erewash Borough Council as well as many non-professionals who wish to help family and friends.

We are also able to offer on-site training for organisations who wish to train more than 8 staff members, please contact the admin team if you wish to discuss options.

To book, please select from the available dates using the relevant link shown below.





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I started working at Mansfield CVS aged just 18, initially as an admin apprentice studying a level 2 NVQ and later progressing to doing a “Higher” apprenticeship (NVQ level 3). It was my first job and when I began working here I had very low self-confidence and no practical work experience at all! Due to the nature of the work, helping other charities in the local area, and the lovely people I work with, I soon discovered I really enjoy working in the charity sector and would be very happy to have a career in it – something I had never considered prior to joining MCVS.

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