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.
Dates and locations:
17 & 18 October 2019 - Leeds Building Society Head Office
9.30am (coffee from 9.00am) until 4.00pm (both days)
£26 per delegate, to cover the MHFA training manual, workbook and course materials. (The training is being provided free of charge by the accredited MHFA Instructor at Leeds Building Society).
Please email Wendy Harrison, MHFA Instructor to book your place
Due to the nature of the training numbers will be limited to 14 delegates
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