Mental Health First

Welcome to Mental Health First

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

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Mental health first aid is as important as physical first aid

Mental Health First Aiders can have a profound and positive impact on their communities. Carrying out your role responsibly involves the following: 

Keeping yourself safe and well – for more information refer to your MHFA England course manual 

Communicating any concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of anyone in your workplace, for example to an appropriate manager 

Following your workplace’s policies and procedures on how MHFA England training is implemented in your organisation 

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WHO ARE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST

We are a company that supply mental health first aid training to organisations and individuals at an affordable cost with as little disruption to your Buisness as possible 

we understand how hard it can be to run a Buisness these days so having a key person away for two days can have a massive impact as can the cost of £300 . which is why we provide the training on weekends as well as week days and do not charge £300

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WHY USE US TO PROVIDE YOUR TRAINING

Firstly we have worked within the helping industry for over 10 years working as a therapist and as a mental health advisor to a big construction company.

We are realistic  , we understand that not all businesses can simply have their staff off and pay the big fees that many training providers charge.

We are sympathetic to small businesses and their needs so can be flexible whist still delivering the same level of training and professionalism as the big training providers.

We are trained to the exact same level as we have trained through MHFA England and adhere to there code of conduct

WHY DO I NEED A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

MENTAL ILL HEALTH COSTS UK EMPLOYERS

Stress , anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society.

Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million work days lost every year.

Our belief and rightly so is that it will soon be legislation to have the same amount of mental health first aiders as physical first aiders

KEEP YOUR WORK FORCE HEALTHY AND HAPPY

Your workforce is your Buisness 

Any good employer would want to make sure they are doing all they can to help their workforce stay safe and healthy.

84 men aged between the age of 20 and 49 die by suicide every week in the UK , it could be anyone , someone that works for you , with you even a member of your family.

This course works , we have witnessed what we have taught people save lives.

please see our testimonials 

GOOD PRACTISE

Would you allow your workforce to work if there was no physical first aider available

build employees ' confidence to have open conversations around mental health

Encourage people to access support early when its needed  for a faster recovery

Being a Mental Health First Aider

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Being A Mental Health First Aider

Once you are a part of a community of over 350,000 people in England and 2.6 million people worldwide trained to recognise mental ill health and help people find the support they need to stay well. 

Together, we strive to achieve our vision of creating a society where attitudes and behaviour to mental ill health are normalised, where everyone has the skills to look after their own and others’ wellbeing. 


Once you have taken the step and training to become  a Mental Health First Aider

You can: 

  • –  Understand the important factors affecting mental ill health 
  • –  Identify the signs and symptoms for a range of mental health conditions 
  • –  Use ALGEE to provide Mental Health First Aid to someone experiencing a mental health issue or crisis 
  • –  Listen non-judgementally and hold supportive conversations using the Mental Health First Aid action plan 
  • –  Signpost people to professional help, recognising that your role as a Mental Health First Aider does not replace the need for ongoing support 


It’s important to remember that MHFA England courses do not teach people to be therapists or counsellors and do not teach people how to diagnose mental health conditions or provide ongoing support. Instead, your role is to act as a point of contact and reassurance for a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. Maintaining appropriate boundaries is a key part of successfully providing Mental Health First Aid and keeping yourself safe and well. 

Testimonials

"Since doing my training with MHF I have found I have used the skills I learnt on many occasions both within my personal life and work life .

One of the most important skills I learnt was to look after my own mental well being."


" I was very close to suicide as I saw it as my only way out , with the help of a mental health first aider that simply listened to me , didn't tell me I was wrong or to think of my kids which is what I thought I was doing I was able to get the right help , I'm not cured of my depression but I now know I can beat it on a daily basis , I honesty feel that that guy saved my life , I too now have trained as a mental health first aider"

Please see below for our upcoming training events

Share the big news

sky news today 

people undergoing cosmetic procedures such as botox and fillers  will face extra checks  to see if they are suffering from mental health problems.

staff at some clinics providing  the procedures will be trained to spot people with issues such as body dysmorphic disorder

RECRUIT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

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HOW MANY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDERS DO YOU NEED

There is no legislation presently that states that you must have a mental health first aider , however the health and safety executive says:


"You should consider ways to manage mental ill health in your workplace which are appropriate for your business, such as providing information or training for managers and employees, employing occupational health professionals, appointing mental health trained first aiders and implementing employee support programmes.” 

WHO SHOULD BE A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

Mental health first aid training is open to everyone however we advise that you offer the training as an option :  this will encourage people that are truly interested in helping people which is the main element mental health first aid

About Us

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AIMS OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

  • to preserve life where a person may be at risk to themselves or others
  • Provide help to prevent the mental health issue from becoming more serious
  • Promote recovery of good mental health
  • Provide comfort to a person with a mental health issue

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WHY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

DID YOU KNOW

. Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience mental health problems each year

.In England , 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health probelm such as anxiety and depression in any given week

. In England , women are more likely than men to have a common mental health problem and are almost twice as likely to be diagnoised with anxiety disorders

. Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the uk can be due to mental health conditions

. 1 in 6.8 people are experiencing mental health problems in the work place 

. uk buisness can save £8 billion per year by implementing better mental wellbeing support in the workplace

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LISTEN NON JUDGEMENTALLY

THIS NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS.

Listening to someone , really listening takes skill , most of the time as someone talks we are thinking of our reply and with this we can miss important information.

Listening non judgementally , without thinking about how we feel about what someone is saying , how it fits in with our beliefs but actually trying to hear their feelings and thoughts as they feel and experience their own reality

COURSE DETAILS

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIMS

Our aim at mental health first is to help educate people to recognise symptoms of mental illness and to provide the training required to help with signposting to the appropriate professional help

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME AS A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

Knowing how to help someone in mental health crisis can be daunting , knowing what to say , what to do , not wanting to make the situation worse .

Ask yourself what you would say to someone that you believed was thinking about suicide.

Research shows that it is better to ask the question " are you having thoughts of suicide?’.

Even the language that we use such as committing suicide , something that can be said naturally can be unhelpful as the word  committing relates to when suicide was a seen as a crime or a sin

What if they said yes , how would you deal with this.

This course will give you the tools to be able to help with a situation such as this.

WHO WILL BE DELIVERING THE COURSE

All training staff have attended the course themselves and have completed an instructor training course delivered by MHFA ENGLAND approved  national trainers.

Trainers are only approved after they have delivered a required amount of courses 

Your lead trainer has been working within the mental health industry for over 10 years qualifying as a counsellor in 2008 working within his own private practise dealing with many issues including sexual trauma , depression and PTSD.

He is a member of the British association of counsellors and psychotherapists

He also trained to post graduate level in psychotherapy and now works as a mental health advisor within the construction industry

COURSE MATERIALS

All course materials are included within the cost of the course

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BENEFIT MY BUSINESS

Being an employer that takes the mental health of their employees holds many benefits , can increase productivity and moral.


CAN YOU COME TO MY PLACE OF BUSINESS AND DELIVER THIS COURSE

Yes its possible to come to your place of Buisness and deliver this course

There must be a minimum of 8 delegates and a maximum of 16 for the Mental Health First Aid to be delivered. 

There would need to be a comfortable environment that can support slides being shown. 


Mental Health At work

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WHATS A MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING AT WORK POLICY

The purpose of this policy is to establish, promote and maintain the mental health and wellbeing of all staff through workplace practice for their own mental health and wellbeing.

My journey through depression

I’ll start off on a massive positive. 

I’m here , I’m in such a good place right now. Am I thinking will it last ? Sometimes, but I’m in such a great place that all of those negative thoughts I can keep at bay. 

Whats changed from when I was at my lowest point, in my life. 

Me, I have changed through the support I have had and the knowledge I have gained through learning about my condition.

What’s changed is my mind set. 

I’m here to share the lowest points of my battle with depression. What I hope to achieve is to raise awareness and give some other people a glimmer of light in what can be a dark place x

UPCOMING EVENTS

8th & 9th June 2019

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stourbridge

29th & 30th June 2019

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birmingham

Payment

£150.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


2 DAY COURSE CONTENT

DAY ONE

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

MENTAL HEALTH

DEPRESSION

FIRST AID FOR SUICIDAL CRISIS

FIRST AID FOR DEPRESSION 

DAY TWO

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ANXIETY

PERSONALITY DISORDERS

EATING DISORDERS

SELF HARM

PSYCHOSIS

RECOVERY

MHFA ACTION PLANNING

COURSE AIMS

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AT THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

- RECOGNISE THE SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL ILL HEALTH

- PROVIDE INITIAL HELP

- GUIDE THE PERSON TOWARDS APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL HELP

- BE MINDFUL OF YOUR OWN WELLBEING

DO I HAVE TO BUY 16 SPACES TO GET THE DISCOUNTED COST

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDERS TWO DAY COURSE

We understand that you may not have 16 employees that you want trained so we organise a venue and you can book from 1 to 16 people on it without it affecting the cost to you.

If you did wish to book the 16 spaces we would offer a further discount / also if you supplied the venue we would look to discount further

MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPIONS ONE DAY COURSE

Same as above

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Hours

Mon

08:00 – 20:00

Tue

08:00 – 20:00

Wed

08:00 – 20:00

Thu

08:00 – 20:00

Fri

08:00 – 20:00

Sat

08:00 – 18:00

Sun

08:00 – 18:00

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FUND A FIRST AIDER

Why not sponsor a mental health first aider

Some people would love to do the course but can't afford it

if you are not able to dedicate the time to the course but want to help you can buy a course and either put someone forward or take someone from our list of people that want to become a first aider 

Sponsor a first aider

You will get a copy of the certificate and updates from the website to our progress 

Homeless charities

We work a lot with homeless people , many volunteers would benefit massively by doing the course for their own well being and that of the ones they help

you can purchase a course via PayPal above and donate it , we will supply you with an invoice and any information you require .

Its your chance to help

HELPING THE HOMLESS

OUR AIM AND COMMITMENT TO HELP THE HOMELESS

Our aim and commitment to help the homeless will be that we will donate a sleeping pod to our network of homeless volunteers  for every course that is booked.

These sleep pods can actually save lives , think about sleeping in a door way in the conditions that we experience in England .

This initiative will be aimed at homeless / sleeping rough .

We also want to help train the volunteers in mental health first aid by businesses and individuals donating courses.

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