Study day

Mental Health First Aid

About this course

Course code:
Z51000105
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Health and Social Sciences
Campus:
Glenside Campus and City Campus at Arnolfini
Duration:
2 days
Study abroad:
Lisa Lewis

Page last updated 6 December 2017

Introduction

We are pleased to be able to offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) CPD as part of its overall strategy to embed MHFA across the university.

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.

Careers / Further study

MHFA is an evidence based course and your instructor is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. As a Mental Health First Aider you will join a rapidly growing team of people making a difference, in the workplace and community, for people in distress. 

NICE and the Mental Health Foundation identify that early intervention and education in mental health such as MHFA can reduce costs associated with workplace absence by 30%.

Structure

Content

You'll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

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 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.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Cost: £275

The cost includes lunch, refreshments and comprehensive training manuals.

Dates:

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 March 2018 09.00 16.30 (2D14 Glenside Campus)
or
Thursday 24 & Friday 25 May 2018 09.00 16.30 (3AF013 City Campus at the Arnolfini)
or
Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 July 2018 09.00 16.30 (2D14 Glenside Campus)

 

How to apply

How to apply

Please apply online.

For further information

  • Email: has.studydays@uwe.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81158

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