Mental Health First Aider Training - 2 days - Bristol
Date: Monday 4th May 2020
Venue: Royal West of England Academy (RWA)
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.
This two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:
- An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect well-being
- 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
- 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.