Mental Health First Aid training
Govox offers a number of Mental Health First Aid courses from MHFA England so you can align mental health training with your business or setting need. Whichever sector you’re in, and whether you’re looking to support adults or children with their mental health, Mental Health First Aid training and resources can fully equip your organisation.
Adult Mental Health First Aid
For anyone aged 16 and above, Adult MHFA England courses incorporate group activities, presentations and discussions in either two-day, one-day or half-day sessions. After undertaking these courses, you can expect to have improved knowledge and confidence in tackling mental health conversations and have the skills needed help reduce stigma around mental ill health.
For Mental Health First Aiders, the two-day course is designed to give you a deeper understanding of mental health and practical skills to spot mental health issues. You’ll discover which interpersonal skills are needed and learn how and where to guide someone to appropriate support. Meanwhile, MHFA Champions is a one-day course that will teach you to recognise signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide initial support and create and maintain a healthier workforce or community. Finally, the half-day Mental Health Aware course is designed to increase mental health awareness and covers how to look after wellbeing.
We're an MHFA England instructor member
Head of Govox Training Academy Katrin Viella is a highly rated and experienced MHFA England Instructor Member and has passed MHFA’s licenced training programme and approval process accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. Katrin delivers the MHFA England training courses and is trained to keep delegates safe and supported while they learn.
Mental health first aid training
What is a Mental Health First Aid course?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is campaigning for a society in which everyone can thrive and where stigma surrounding mental health is no longer an issue. Through its highly acclaimed Mental Health First Aid training courses, MHFA England is continuing its mission to ensure mental health Is freely talked about and communicating the message that it’s OK to ask for help. However, for people in mental health distress, it’s crucial that if they do speak up, they know where to turn and what support is available to them.
A Mental Health First Aid course is an internationally recognised training course and equips individuals with the skills needed to take care of their own and others’ wellbeing. It provides delegates with a detailed understanding of mental health and how to spot warning signs of poor mental health, exploring how to listen without judging and signpost to support for recovery.
Online Mental Health First Aid
Train as a Mental Health First Aider via this Mental Health First Aid online course. Remotely, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of mental health and any factors that can impact wellbeing, as well as learn the practical skills needed to spot the signs of mental health issues in someone who’s struggling. You’ll finish the course with confidence that you can step in and support a person in distress and understand how and where to guide them for further support.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Complete this two-day course and qualify as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. This course takes a look at issues faced by young people today, including cyber bullying and substance misuse, and explores how you can promote protective factors and good parenting. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of factors that impact young people’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as gain the practical skills needed to spot warning signs of mental health issues. The courses teaches about how a young person can be helped to recover their mental health.
Online Youth Mental Health First Aid
This Mental Health First Aid online course will qualify you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. Undertaken remotely, you’ll learn all the skills taught in the face-to-face Youth Mental Health First Aid course. Gain a detailed understanding of young people’s mental health and any factors that can potentially impact wellbeing. You’ll also learn how to spot triggers and signs of mental health issues, and build the confidence to support a young person if they open up to you in distress. You’ll be able to guide them to further appropriate support and develop the tools needed to take care of your own mental wellbeing.
Mental Health First Aid Refresher
Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date to ensure you’re providing the most appropriate and effective support to those who need it. The MHFA Refresher course can be taken every three years by anyone who’s trained as a Mental Health First Aider or MHFA Champion. This refresher course, which is a four-hour session, ensures your awareness of mental health support is current, updates your skills and leaves you with the confidence you’re making real change.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Training outcomes and benefits
Mental Health First Aid training can prove invaluable when it comes to struggling individuals’ needs, as well as from a business point of view. This training equips people with the skills needed to provide intervention early for someone who may be developing a mental health issue. While a Mental Health First Aider isn’t a trained therapist, this role will see an individual in the perfect position to be a non-judging listening ear and know where best to signpost further appropriate support. Mental Health First Aiders in the workplace, or any setting, show the company to be caring of its people and that it values the role they play within the organisation.
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Ready to begin improving mental health and wellbeing in your workplace, educational institution or sports organisation? Prices start from £125 per person (group discounts available).