Sat, Aug 22 | Zoom

Online Adult Mental Health First Aid

This course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving an in-depth understanding of mental health as well as the practical skills and confidence to support a person in distress.
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Online Adult Mental Health First Aid

Time & Location

Aug 22, 2020, 10:30 AM GMT+1 – Aug 30, 2020, 1:00 PM GMT+1

About the Event

Course Overview

Using an online learning platform and through a mix of independent learning and live online sessions, this course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

You will receive a certificate to confirm your training as well as the five-step MHFA action plan and comprehensive manual on completion of the course.

Course Structure

It typically takes 15 hours for a learner to complete the course. This is structured in the following way:

  • Individual learning – 1hr
  • Live session one – 1hr 45min - 29th August 10:30-12:15
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • Live session two – 2hrs 20min - 30th August 10:30-12:50
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • Live session three – 2hrs - 19th September 10:30-12:30
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • Live session four – 1hr 55min - 20th September 10:30-12:25

Every live session includes a 10min break.

Course Content

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace

  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm​

  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA​​​​​​ing resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA 


£239 per person 

  • Individual Training Place

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