At some point in our lives mental health has affected us all. It affects how we feel, how we think and also how we behave, but do we recognise the symptoms in order to manage and deal with mental health effectively?
Mental Health First Aid England has approved Kath Cheer and Paul Horsman from the Charity for Civil Servants to deliver adult MHFA courses. This 2 day internationally recognised course is open to any Civil Servants and will teach you to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues, provide initial help, and will also provide information on how to guide a person towards seeking appropriate professional help.
What you will learn:
- What is mental health?
- Suicide and depression
- Anxiety, eating disorders, and self harm
In each section you’ll learn how to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
- Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health issue
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
- Help stop a mental health issue from getting worse
- Help someone recover faster
- Guide someone towards the right support
- Reduce the stigma of mental health issues
This course is for 2 full days and you must be able to attend from 9:00am to 5:00pm on both days. There are two courses available:
Birmingham 15 and 16 November 2017
Nottingham 6 and 7 December 2017
You will need your line manager’s approval that your department will pay the cost for the course and any travel. Please check your department's policies towards MHFA (or equivalent) training - some areas of the country and some departments have their own arrangements for describing and training in Mental Health awareness and support e.g. MH Advocate, Ally, Ambassador, Buddy or Champion.