Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid

1 in 4 adults in the UK will experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year.

MHFA aims to:

  • preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
  • provide help to prevent mental health problems developing into a more serious state
  • promote recovery of good mental health
  • provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem
  • raise awareness of mental health issues in the community
  • reduce stigma and discrimination

The MHFA course will give you the skills and confidence to recognise symptoms, provide initial help, and guide the person towards appropriate professional help.

What will I learn?

Our MHFA Standard course is split up into 4 manageable chunks. These are:

  • What is Mental Health?
  • Depression & Suicide
  • Anxiety and Self-harm
  • Psychosis

In each section 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

How will I learn?

The sessions will be 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.

Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some bits particularly difficult.

You'll receive a MHFA Standard manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England to say you are now Mental Health First Aider.

Course dates

The course will be in four parts delivered over four half days

The next course is on the 14th & 15th June, and 21st & 22nd June 2017 from 9:30am to 1:00pm.

Venue: Aston House, Redford Way, Uxbridge. UB8 1SZ.


Please note – there are no parking places available at Aston House.

All four sessions must be attended to complete the course.

Click here to buy tickets for the course

If you would like more information, please phone or email your interest to:-

Yohan McDonald and Pauline Gordon
MHFA Instructors
01895 271559

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