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MHFA England - Mental Health First Aid New Online Course - November 2021

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This online 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

Format

This is an online course delivered by Mind Fitness Training through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub

Learning takes place through four live online training sessions, spread across two weeks, with individual learning activities undertaken before each online live session. See course structure section below for more detail.

Mental Health First Aid Live Online Sessions - Dates

Live Session 1 - Monday November 8th - 10.00 -12.30

Live Session 2 - Thursday November 11th - 10.00 - 12.30

Live Session 3 - Monday November 15th - 10.00 - 12.30

Live Session 4 - Thursday November 18th - 10.00 - 12.30

Session 1

Individual learning (1 hour)

Live Online session (2 hours 30 minutes)

Session 2

Individual learning (2 hours)

Live Online session (2 hours 30 minutes)

Session 3

Individual learning (2 hours)

Live Online session (2 hours 30 minutes)

Session 4

Individual learning (2 hours)

Live Online session (2 hours 30 minutes)

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 delegates safe and supported while they learn.

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

·       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

Course Outline

Session 1

Individual learning (1 hour):

Introduction to the Online Mental Health First Aid course and the Online Learning Hub (course overview, safety procedure, attending live sessions, and completing individual learning activities)

Activity 1: Why Mental Health First Aid?

Activity 2: The Mental Health First Aid action plan

Activity 3: What is mental health?

Activity 4: Quiz: Impact of mental health

Activity 5: Stress Container (completed after live session)

Activity 6: Frame of Reference (completed after live session)

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

Introduction to course functions

Introduction to the course

ALGEE and mental health introduction recap

Stigma

Risk and protective factors

10 minute break

Frame of Reference

The Mental Health Continuum

Introduction to the Stress Container

Session 2

Individual learning (2 hours):

Activity 7: What is depression?

Activity 8: Risk factors for depression

Activity 9: Mental Health First Aid for depression

Activity 10: Introduction to suicide

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

Recap of individual learning on depression

Prevalence of suicide

Suicide, substance misuse and dual diagnosis

Analyse the impact of suicidal feelings

Recap of ALGEE and risk factors for suicide

Explain Mental Health First Aid action plan 1 for suicide

10 minute break

Explain non-judgemental listening, Empathy video

Practice using ALGEE in case study scenarios

Review of ALGEE for suicide and depression

Self-care

Session 3

Individual learning (2 hours):

Activity 11: What is anxiety?

Activity 12: Mental Health First Aid for anxiety

Activity 13: What are eating disorders?

Activity 14: Mental Health First Aid for eating disorders

Activity 15: What is self-harm?

Activity 16: Mental Health First Aid for self-harm

Activity 17: What are personality disorders?

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

Recap of individual learning on anxiety

Recap of the five basic steps of ALGEE for anxiety

Explain action 1 for anxiety

How to support someone who is having a panic attack

Explain crisis first aid

Practice action 2: non-judgemental listening

10 minute break

Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety

Explain cognitive behavioural therapy

Recap of eating disorders and self-harm

Case study for eating disorders and self-harm

Review ALGEE for eating disorders and self-harm

Session 4

Individual learning (2 hours):

Activity 18: What are psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

Activity 19: Risk factors for psychosis

Activity 20: Mental Health First Aid for psychosis

Activity 21: Helpful and unhelpful responses

Workbook Activity 10: My action plan for using Mental Health First Aid (completed after live session)

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes): 

Review of individual learning on psychosis

Explain the development of symptoms of psychosis

Review the five steps of ALGEE for psychosis

Group discussion about MHFA Australia psychosis video

Case study activity using Mental Health First Aid action plan for psychosis

10 minute break

Recovery

Explore how to build a mentally healthy workplace

Start action plan to use Mental Health First Aid

Feedback

Mental Health First Aid England courses are delivered by Mind Fitness Training.

Our Instructors are trained and licensed by MHFA England.

Attendance fee:

MHFA England value this course at £300 per person. 

Mind Fitness Training fee is £230.00 per person.

Ukie member rate is £205 per person - use the discount code – UKIE


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