18. March 2020 - 9:00
Mental Health First Aid *****, Two-Day Accredited Course, London | Family Action | Wednesday, 18. March 2020
Adults, children and young people **** huge pressures of navigating through the complexity of an ever-changing digital world, facing challenges in numerous aspects of their daily lives.
Family Action is committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of adults, children and young people. We provide family support services to help build stronger families.
***** Mental Health First Aid
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
− 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 to appropriate support.
This ***** MHFA course is split into four manageable areas of learning which are:
• What is mental health?
• Anxiety self-harm and eating disorders
Within each section there is clear focus on the issues faced by adults today and how, as a first aider, you can provide help to a person in a mental health crises or from developing mental health issues.
This internationally recognised course is relevant for professionals, carers and anyone who works,
lives or cares for adults who may or are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Trainer – Kanu Patel
Kanu has over 30 years’ professional experience of working with children and families affected by mental health issues, including his own personal experiences through family and friends. He has delivered MHFA for the past 4 years, to a wide variety of participants and teams within public services and private organisations. He is passionate about promoting people’s knowledge and confidence in supporting adults’ and children’s wellbeing.
By the end of the two-day course participants will be able to:
Spot the early signs of a mental health issues;
Feel confident helping adults experiencing mental ill health;
Provide help on a first aid basis;
Help prevent a mental health issue from getting worse;
Help adults to recover faster;
Guide adults towards appropriate help;
Reduce the stigma of mental health;
Be mindful of their own wellbeing.