Mental Health First Aid training course

2 & 3 October 2018, London and 16 & 17 October 2018, Leeds

We are offering members the opportunity to attend a two day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course, accredited by MHFA England, to complement the development of the mental health wellbeing strategy and support within your workplace.  

Members will be able to introduce the role of a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA), through completion of this practical skills and awareness course, designed to give delegates:

- a deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including their own
- 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 appropriate support.

By attending a MHFA course, research and evaluation shows that:

- awareness and mental health literacy is increased
- stigma around mental ill health is reduced 
- knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues is boosted, and
- early intervention, which enables recovery, is advocated.

The BSA is working in partnership with Leeds Building Society, who will deliver the training through their accredited MHFA England training instructor.    

Two courses available - London and Leeds:

2 & 3 October 2018
Venue: BSA, 23 Kingsway, London WC2
Timings: 9.30am (coffee from 9.00am) until 4.30pm (both days)

16 & 17 October 2018
Venue: Leeds Building Society Head Office
Timings: 9.30am (coffee from 9.00am) until 4.30pm (both days)

Each course has a maximum capacity of 14 delegates.

Fee:
£25 per delegate, to cover the MHFA training manual and workbook.  (The training is being provided free of charge by a MHFA Instructor at Leeds Building Society).  

Register:
Please email Wendy Harrison, MHFA Instructor, with your preferred date of attendance

PDF format overview:

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