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Adult Mental Health First Aid print version | course feedback

Duration: This is a two day course

Tutor(s): Suzanne Pearson.


21/03/2018 and 22/03/2018    
01/05/2018 and 02/05/2018    
03/07/2018 and 04/07/2018    
Notes: Please contact us for a detailed course outline with full agenda    

Course Outline

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before specialist help is obtained. MHFA provides a framework for responding to anxiety, self injury, depression, suicide risk and psychosis. You’ll learn how to recognise the signs of mental health problems and develop confidence to respond to people who are distressed; and identify techniques to keep people safe, prevent symptoms worsening, aid recovery and find appropriate support. Participants receive a manual and certificate of attendance from MHFA England.    


The aims of Mental Health First Aid are:

  • to preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • to provide help to prevent the mental health problems developing into a more serious state
  • to promote the recovery of good mental health
  • to provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem

MFHA does not teach people to be therapists. However, it does teach people how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.





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Competences - MH14.2013, NHS KSF HWB2