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Mental Health First Aid Champion

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Course Details

This Mental Health First Aid Champion one day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aid Champion, which gives you:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

For delegates to get the maximum benefit from group discussion and learning we recommend a minimum of 8 and maximum of 16 per course

Course Contents

Session 1

  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session 2

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
  • Action 3: Give support and information
  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Action 5: Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace
  • Action planning for using MHFA

Who should attend?

Managers Supervisors, Members of the HR team

What's Included

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A MHFA Champion certificate of attendance
  • A manual to refer to
  • A quick reference Mental Health First Aid action plan card
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health