Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

£325 per delegate

Want to know how you can identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue? By the end of the programme you will be a qualified Mental Health First Aider, not only well equipped to support others but also to keep yourself safe. You will also benefit from the comprehensive MHFA manual that you will take away which is an excellent resource for your new role.

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) • Derby • Nottingham • Leicester • East Midlands • Online

A highly informative and interesting course, delivered sensitively yet entertainingly by Amanda Jackson. I now feel way more equipped to deal with mental health issues both in my personal and professional life. A hugely beneficial two days – thank you.

Helen Brown
Business Manager

I attended the Mental Health First Aid course held by Loates Management Training last week, I was impressed by the quality of training Amanda delivered, the course content was excellent and the reference material we took away was of a very high standard.

The venue was perfect the room was well ventilated and roomy and all the IT worked first time! Result!

I would also like to mention Loates’ team – they welcomed us and kept us well fed and watered throughout the course, they were professional courteous and delightful.

i would have no issue recommending this excellent HR consultancy for any training needs

Nick Gummerson
Office Manager

From the initial query regarding this course to its delivery, I couldn’t fault anything. The pre-course information and joining instructions were given in good time and everyone from Loates was friendly, professional and made you warm to them immediately. The course itself was fantastic, the manual and workbook will be used for years to come as it has so much information in it and will become my reference guide for a lot of things. The trainer was brilliant and put everyone at ease for what could potentially be a harrowing course and the attendee interaction was excellent too. Would highly recommend this course and Loates Management Training in future

Elise Larkin
Office Manager

I found the mental health first aid training excellent, it was delivered sensitively and professionally, everyone’s points of view were considered and respected. I would thoroughly recommend this training to other voluntary sector organisations.

Ann Rowlands
CEO

The fabulous tutor was very knowledgeable and involved all the group in discussions and exercises which made it all very enjoyable as well as informative. Great venue as well.

Stephen Carroll
Health and Safety Manager

I had a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere when I attended the mental health first aid course. The lunch was wonderful and tea and coffee was always available. I would recommend Loates Management Training every time for your training needs.

Kirsty Barnes
Finance Assistant
Siegwerk UK Ltd

A good start to mental health issues. I work with a lot of people with social anxiety and was hoping to gain more info on this topic but understand it may be a bit niche. I have definitely upskilled by attending this course.

Patrick Broome
Manager
Homefield College

The MHFA Two Day course is superb. Loates trainer Amanda delivered the course in a relaxed and enjoyable manner, engaging everybody and making difficult subjects very easy to discuss and learn about. The practical exercises were actually fun but with a serious point, the Hearing Voices one really brought home to me how some people suffer. The course covers depression and anxiety, suicide, psychosis and gives you a framework to use to help people. The course book is huge, well produced and contains more detailed information than you need for the course, you take it away and dip in it at your leisure. Loates training rooms allowed for small group work and large discussions with large screen and good sound.

This course opened my eyes to what people go through, and that many people are affected. Everyone was open which added to the learning atmosphere. I recommend this course to everyone, all levels and all roles. The more we talk, the stronger we all are.

Belinda Leicester
Consultant

I recently attended a 2 day mental health first aider training program.

All the team were friendly & welcoming into their lovely, modernised training suite set in the gorgeous Darley Abbey Mills.

Annie is absolutely amazing! Her knowledge, skills & passion for teaching mental health awareness is out of this world.

Annie was so flexible & attentive to our needs. I have a disability & she went the extra mile to make me comfortable by organising a parking space right outside the building, providing me with an erganomic chair & more opportunity for mobility so we weren’t sat down for long periods of time. This was all done discretely by asking me what they could do to help by email & I witnessed her asking others if mobility activities would help them also. (It was a red hot day for training & I think all appreciated it). I observed her modifying the activities to meet others needs too; as & when they arose.

Annie encouraged & provided equal opportunity for all to share their own experiences. She listened to all with genuine interest & helped us to see how our experience fitted in with the mental health first aider action plan.

Fresh water, fruit & other snacks were on our table to help ourselves to, throughout the day. Plenty of breaks were provided with a lovely buffet lunch too.

I highly recommend the course & this particular training provider.

Thank you & well done to the whole team, you’re all amazing! 💖

Lisa Barker
Wellbeing Coach
Lisa May Barker Wellbeing Coach

Overview

Accredited by Mental Health First Aid England this course is delivered over 2 days and will provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently support mental health in the workplace and effectively guide a person towards the right mental health support.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that can affect mental health and wellbeing
  • Spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues
  • Confidently step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Use listening and questioning skills to fully understand the person’s position
  • Help signpost someone to further support
  • Recognise how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties

Course Content

This course covers:

  • Understanding mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your 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-judgement listening
  • Helping someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support
  • Understanding how to keep yourself safe while performing your duties

Resources Included

You will be provided with the latest MHFA Manual which will be your comprehensive reference guide post course along with a handy pocket-sized resource.

Private In-House Courses

If you have multiple delegates, we can run this course on-demand as a private in-house session solely for your company.

Please contact us to discuss this option.

Public Open Courses

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