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We offer MHFA training to teams seeking to gain a wider understanding, for themselves and others, of the issues surrounding mental health.

MHFA training has become an internationally recognised training programme accredited by The Royal Society of Public Health and acknowledged on the UK Social Enterprise Roll of Honour 2020 for social impact supporting the mental health of the nation during the pandemic.  It has developed to become the certified ‘go to’ mental health training for employers and beyond.

Mind in Croydon are certified to provide two types of MHFA programme, referred to below. We have over 50 years’ experience in providing support to people with mental health issues. We are hugely supportive of the content of this training and are pleased to be able to provide additional value in using our in-house certified instructors who are also mental health experts.

In addition to this, our prices are competitive at £275 per delegate for the 2 day course and £100 per delegate for the 1/2 day course (details below). We may be able to offer discounts for large/multiple bookings. 

 

1.    Mental Health First Aider course (2 day – online)

This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. In doing so:

  • You will learn to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
  • MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
  • You will learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
  • You will also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
  • You will gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Who should attend this course?

This course is suitable for those who want to gain the necessary skills to have a non-judgemental conversation, recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right support.

Format:

  • Two day online course across four manageable sessions
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Everyone who completes the course will get:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

 

2.    Mental Health Awareness course (1/2 day – online)

This course raises awareness of mental health. It covers: 

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Format

  • This is a half day course delivered via online video conferencing
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

 

Please click here for the Mental Health First Aid leaflet.

 

To discuss your needs, please contact us on mhfa@mindincroydon.org.uk or register your interest using the form below.

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