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Mental Health First Aid (2-Part Course)

Who should attend?

The two day Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is for all University Staff and aims to equip them with the knowledge to become a Mental Health First Aider.  You must complete the Occupational Health application form and Manager's Letter of Support before booking a place:

Following approval from Occupational Health and successful completion of this course, the University has an expectation that, you agree to be a Mental Health First Aider for your School/Service.  

Please note: This is a 2-part course and participants are required to attend both dates. Please book to attend both sessions in the same group of dates as they form a complete programme.

Those with a general interest in this topic should book on to the Adult Mental Health half-day session instead:

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What is the session about?

The MHFA course will offer participants the opportunity to develop the skills required to support others who may be experiencing a mental health difficulty or who are in mental health crisis. At the end of the course participants will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis, and effectively guide others in the right direction for support.

This session will help participants to ...

Following the session participants will:

  • Spot early signs of a mental health problem and feel confident in helping someone with a mental health issue
  • Provide mental health support on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone hurting themselves or others
  • Help someone recover from mental health difficulties faster and guide someone to the right support
  • Reduce the stigma attached to mental health problems.

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