Is this course right for me?

  • In the UK, one in four people are experiencing a mental health problem at any one time, including those in the workplace.
  • The 12 hour AMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, families and co-workers.
  • Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
  • The course is based on international MHFA Guidelines.  Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers, and consumer advocates.
  • As a participant, you will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in helping individuals experiencing a mental health problem.

     *Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have an appropriate level of well-being before attending.

    Course can be delivered at customer's site, on request.

Entry requirements:

  • There are no formal entry requirements, but participants should be aged 18+.
  • Whilst sharing experiences can benefit the training experience, participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participants.

Delivery:

  • Classroom discussion
  • Group work 
  • Practical assessments
  • Role play
  • Scenarios
  • Formal teaching/theory

Assessment:

Continual assessment

Progression:

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