Become an accredited Mental Health First Aider…
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches you how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis to people who may be experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and psychosis. Your successful completion of this course will lead to accreditation and certification as an ‘Adult Mental Health First Aider’ via MHFA England.
Why become a Mental Health First Aider?
We all know that wellbeing is good for business and that healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive. However, statistics now tell us that mental health issues are so common that 1 in 4 people will experience issues in any one year. In fact, mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year, with stress, anxiety and depression being the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society today.
By becoming a Mental Health First Aider, you’ll become skilled to spot the signs of of mental health issues, be able to offer initial help and guide a person towards appropriate support. In turn, this will ultimately help to minimise the impact of mental ill health in your business and and will directly support your company’s well-being strategy. For more information on how this course can help and what you’ll learn, click here now.
Who will deliver my training?
Here at PU, we’ve partnered up with a brilliant quality assured Instructor, Simon Osborne from SO Coach, who’s attended the MHFA England Instructor Training Programme, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. (MHFA England are the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid instructor training in England.) Simon is trained to keep you safe and supported while you learn and has generated loads of outstanding feedback on the unique way that he makes an informative and often sensitive subject, highly interesting yet appropriately fun. In fact, Sarah, one of PU’s owners has been on one of Simon’s events in order to become a Mental Health First Aider herself and can vouch for that personally!
So you can rest assured that you’re getting THE BEST trainer to guide you on your MHFA qualification journey!
Why not get in touch?..
If your organisation is looking to train up a group of employees to become accredited Adult Mental Health First Aiders, then contact us now to arrange your in-house event with Potential Unearthed.