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Mental Health First Aid Training

Train your employees to become qualified Mental Health First Aiders

One in six people in the UK experience mental health issues in the workplace and a third of managers feel out of their depth supporting their team with mental health concerns.

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What is Mental Health First Aid MHFA

What is a Mental Health First Aid Course?

Mental Health First Aid, otherwise known as MHFA, is a nationally recognised Mental Health First Aid course that empowers and provides employees with the tools to be able to support their colleagues when mental health issues arise.

Become a Mental Health First Aider

If you would like to become a Mental Health First Aider you will need to be fully qualified with a Mental Health First Aid qualification. Heath Assured offers the full qualification through the MHFA course.

The course adheres to the nationally recognised Mental Health First Aid England course.

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Let's discuss your requirements

If you are looking to train your employees to become qualified Mental Health First Aiders and would like to know more about how Health Assured can help, then feel free to contact us direct on 0800 206 2552 or request a call back.

What will you gain from the MHFA course?

Once the course is completed, you will gain valuable knowledge and the confidence to support those in need in your workplace. You will also be able to identify the early stages of mental health issues, warning signs, and practical skills on how to deal with difficult mental wellbeing situations that may occur.

The two-day MHFA training course will teach you how to recognise, understand, and assist someone at work who may require help the correct way whilst also keeping you safe.

The course explains how to guide someone and signpost towards legitimate professional help, aid a quicker recovery, and possibly stop someone from self-harming or hurting anyone else.

What you will gain from the course:

  • Full Mental Health First Aid qualification
  • Confidence to support colleagues with mental health issues
  • Help stop someone’s mental health from worsening
  • Breaking the stigma of mental health issues
  • Guiding someone towards helpful, potentially lifesaving, professional help
  • Help someone from self-harming or hurting others

Benefits of having Mental First Aiders at work

Having an MHFA within your workplace will allow staff to confidentiality support their colleagues if they have any issues with their mental wellbeing.

The MHFA course promotes a healthier and happier working environment for all, especially those struggling with their mental health issues. This in turn will increase productivity and colleague satisfaction throughout your organisation.

It is a brilliant way for organisations to adopt a culture that prioritises mental health and wellbeing, contributing to overall success.

The MHFA course guides delegates to feel as though they are making a difference in a colleague’s life, whilst also providing them beneficial information and tools for mental health support and how to help others.

Having a work culture that is open and honest about mental health by providing Mental Health First Aiders will continue to break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Rather do the MHFA course online?

Health Assured offers the same course with the full Mental Health First Aid certification. Delegates must complete a pre-course online to participate and you will need a laptop or device with video, a good internet connection, and a workstation.

This is a two-day course which can hold up to 16 participants at a time.

MHFA refresher course

Health Assured offers a refresher course to review your skills, update your knowledge of mental health support, and practice the application of the MHFA action plan.

MHFA England recommends that qualified Mental Health First Aiders and Champions attend a refresher course every three years. This is the keep mental health support knowledge fresh and confidence in supporting others through mental health problems high. This will make sure all Mental Health First Aiders are better equipped to deal with difficult situations that may arise in the workplace.

The refresher course needs a minimum of eight and a maximum of 25 delegates to attend.

If you are thinking about becoming a Mental Health First Aider for your organisation or training an employee and would like to know more information, then contact us directly on 0800 756 0893

Alternatively, you can request a callback and a member of our MHFA team will contact you back at a time that suits you.

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