The course will:
• Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people's mental health.
• Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support.
• Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:
• Raises awareness and mental health literacy
• Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support
• Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
• Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
• Promotes early intervention which enables recovery.
Certification: Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.
Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL permanent staff who wish to gain knowledge on how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. Places will be prioritised based on individual’s roles. MHFA will not teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. To learn more about the duties and the role of a QMUL mental health first aider, please visit: http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/a-z/mental-health-first-aid/
Duration: 2 days
For further information please contact [email protected]
Please make sure that your place on the course has been confirmed before you make a payment