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Mental Health First Aid (Adult)


2 Day

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone at any level who is interested in becoming qualified mental health first aider for adults.


This course will teach you how to identify, understand and help those who may be experiencing mental health issues.
It will enable you to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, develop the skills and the confidence to approach the situation.

• Learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of

• Gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the work around you


Day 1: AM

• Why mental health first aid?

• What is mental health and the mental health action plan

• Impact of mental health issues

• Stigma and discrimination

• What is depression?

• Risk factors for depression and depression in the workplace


Day 1: PM

• Suicide figures

• Alcohol, Drugs and mental health

• First aid for suicidal crisis

• Non-judgemental listening skills

• First aid for depression, treatment and resources for depressions

• Self-care


Day 2: AM

• First aid for anxiety disorder

• Crisis first aid after a traumatic event

• Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders

• Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders

• Cognitive distortions and CBT

• Personality and eating disorders

• Self-harm


Day 2: PM

• What is psychosis and what are the risk factors

• Alcohol, drugs and psychosis

• Schizophrenia

• Bipolar disorder

• Warning signs of developing psychosis

• Crisis first aid for accurate psychosis

• Recovery and building resources

• Action planning for using mental health first aid

Number of delegates

Maximum 12 delegates

Duration and Delivery Options

This course is based in a training room, divided into 4 manageable sessions over 2 days. The course is comprised of short lectures and group discussions.

Sensitives subjects are spoken about throughout the course, please speak to a member of our team for any advice prior to the course.

Contact Details

For further details or to make a booking, contact the team on 0115 983 6580 or email enquiries@mpskills.co.uk