Day 2 of a two day Adult Mental Health First Aid course Accredited by MHFA England-open to all

Day 2 of a two day Adult Mental Health First Aid course Accredited by MHFA England-open to all

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Dates 13 Mar 2019 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 9.15 to 4.45
Venue CVH Community Rooms
Organiser name Jenny White

Event details:

Day 2 of a two day Adult Mental Health First Aid course Accredited by MHFA England-open to all

Event details:

This is the second day of a 2-course, held in West Cambridge CB23 7ZH. (Full details will be sent with your reservation confirmation e mail)


The two Day MHFA England course is the only recognised training programme that qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.


Day 1 Wednesday 6th March 2019 For details and to book for the two days please click on the link. 

Day 2 Wednesday 13th March 2019 from 9.15 to 4.45.


£175 per delegate /£135 per delegate for 2+bookings, voluntary or charitable organisations, unemployed or returning clients.


Course fees include:

  • An evidence based manual for each learner, which is a highly credible resource to refer to throughout the course and keep as a support whenever you need it.
  • A certificate from MHFA England
  • Workbooks and all training materials
  • Lanyards and crisis cards
  • MHFAider display posters to accompany your physical first aider display list
  • On-going support and advice with integrating MHFA into your organisation  
  • All training venues have free parking right outside
  • Discounts on all subsequent Mental Health First Aide courses or physical and even animal first aid courses
  • Teas, Coffee, Cakes, and other light refreshments. (Lunch is also provided on some of our courses)


MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to identify a mental health concern, and increase awareness of your own mental health, how to respond, even in a crisis – and potentially stop a crisis from happening.


Learning outcomes

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t 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.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Our Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.
Mental Health First Aiders have:

• 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



Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. This is normally over two days. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, exercises and case studies, each session is built around a Functional Mental Health First Aid action plan. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. We always provide an opt-out option on all activities. Although these are facilitated in an inclusive, fun and engaging way we also understand some topics may be upsetting or triggering for some individuals. 

Our instructors are experienced in creating and facilitating a non-judgemental learning environment. The MHFA course also teaches participants to take away this attitude into their own lives following the training. All learners are made to feel safe and we often see the group bond as a result.

Session 1
• 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

Session 2
• 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

Session 3
• 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

Session 4
• 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

If the date above is not convenient we also offer on-site training where a venue is provided, or in house training which is not a publicly listed course, we can also provide a venue were required. 

The Bridge First Aid has a network of approved instructors, delivering a range of courses including Adult MHFA, Youth MHFA and Armed Forces MHFA. Our trainers are all registered MHFA instructors, with their own area of expertise. These include NHS staff and shift workers, Police and the Fire service, the construction industry, the veterinary services industry, or schools and universities. 
For a bespoke course delivery please get in touch.


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