Adult Mental Health First Aid

December 2, 2021 By Olivia-Louise Hamilton Off
Changing Minds Training

Adult Mental Health First Aid

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This course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving an in-depth understanding of mental health as well as the practical skills and confidence to support a person in distress.


Course Overview

Using an online learning platform and through a mix of independent learning and live online sessions, this course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • 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 further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

You will receive a certificate to confirm your training as well as the five-step MHFA action plan and comprehensive manual on completion of the course. Course Structure It typically takes 15 hours for a learner to complete the course. This is structured in the following way:

  • Individual learning – 1hr
  • Live session one – 9.30am – 12pm Tuesday 4th October
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • Live session two – 2.30pm – 5pm Tuesday 4th October
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • Live session three – 9.30am – 12pm Thursday 6th October
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • Live session four – 2.30pm – 5pm Thursday 6th October

Course Content

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace
  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care
  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm​
  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

This course is run over two days from 9.30am – 5pm – attendance on both days are required for certification. For further information about this course please see the ‘courses‘ section of the website or send us an email to


Date And Time

04-10-2022 @ 09:30 to
06-10-2022 @ 17:00

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