Free Mental Health First Aid Training

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Free Mental Health First Aid Training

Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in 23 countries the Mental Health First Aid Course will teach you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of poor mental wellbeing, recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, teach you how to provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone towards the right support services.

Mental ill health can affect every single one of us. There is widespread ignorance of mental ill health in the general population and there is the associated stigma too. For some the stigma can lead to delays in people seeking help and support. There is also a lack of confidence in what to do if someone is distressed or in a crisis situation.

On this two day workshop you will learn to:
• Spot the signs of a mental health problem
• Provide help on a first aid basis
• Become confident in supporting someone experiencing a problem
• Help stop a mental health illness from getting worse
• Help someone recover faster
• Guide someone in the right direction towards support
• Reduce stigma

By learning to recognise the signs that someone may be unwell, you may be able to provide initial help, to guide a person towards appropriate professional help, and in its most powerful form, save a life by learning basic suicide intervention skills.

This is a two day course and will be taking place at Emmaus, Lockwood Street on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd October and also another course scheduled for Thursday 8th & Friday 9th February 2018.

To book yourself on the course, please complete the booking form here MHFA BOOKING FORM and email the completed form to