The Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and equip you with the necessary skills to provide help n a first aid basis. The aim of this course is to:
- 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 of and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support.
The courses delivered in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Healthcare First Aid skills. There are four sessions split across the two days:
Session 1 covers; mental health first aid, mental health and depression.
Session 2 covers; depression (continued) and suicidal crisis.
Session 3 covers; anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm.
Session 4 covers; psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Benefits of Completing a MHFA Course
Independent research and evaluation has shown that taking part in a mental health first aid course:
- Raises awareness and mental health literacy
- Reduces stigma around mental health
- 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.
All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Center opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, the course commences at 9am and finish at approx 5pm , unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions. Refreshments are included on all courses (lunch is included on full day courses only).
If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient free parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance of the John Ryder Training Centre.
For those that use public transport, Chertsey if served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre.
If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request.
Included here is a Google Map of the location.