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Mental health first aid

What is mental health first aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. It involves two days training and comes with a large, superbly written manual to take away plus other resources. Over 2 million people have taken the course worldwide.

What will I learn?
Learning takes place through a mix of teaching, video clips, exercises, group discussions and activities. MHFA is a practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:

− A deeper understanding of 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-judgemental listening

− Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them

− How to look after your own mental well-being, remain resilience and get the most out of life.

What will I learn?
Research and evaluation shows that taking part in a MHFA course:

− Raises awareness and mental health literacy
− Reduces stigma around mental ill health
− Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
− Promotes early intervention

Dates of York Mind MHFA courses in 2019
26-27 September
6-7 November
12-13 December

30-31 January

18-19 March

For further information please contact us using the form below or email training@yorkmind.org.uk

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