Mental Health First Aid - Champion training - 1 day - Taunton, Somerset
Date: Wednesday 24th Jun 2020
51 Staplegrove Road
Did you know stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
About this Event
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course that teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive well-being and tackle stigma in the world around you.
The Institute of Fundraising South West Group aims to support individual members who live or work in the South West through the support and the provision of bursaries for up to one-third of the cost of the Mental Health First Aid training courses.