Event Details

Target Audience: Staff who Teach and Research only

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and provide support on a first aid basis. In consultation with leading student mental health charity Student Minds, MHFA England has created a course tailored to the Higher Education community.

This is an intensive one day course which covers these key topics: – What is mental health? – Depression and anxiety – Suicide – Self-harm and eating disorders – Psychosis – Mental Health First Aid action plan. The day includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. Our instructors provide a safe learning environment where participants are supported throughout the course.

The course gives a deeper understanding around the issues that relate to student and staff mental health. Participants learn practical skills that can be used every day, including how to spot the early signs of mental ill health.

This course aims to:

  • Raise awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduce stigma around mental ill health
  • Boost knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Promote early intervention which enables recovery.

Everyone who completes the course receives a copy of the Higher Education MHFA manual which is an excellent reference and support resource. They also get a certificate and badge to say they are an MHFA Champion – someone with the skills and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness, support a culture of positive wellbeing, spot signs of mental ill health and guide a person to a place of support.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Date(s) - 06/04/2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Main Campus (CB 4.9)

Event Speaker/Organiser: Nicola Peacock/Maia Thorne
Course Code: RSMHFA
Curriculum Transformation: N/A
Bath Blend: N/A
Digital Capability: All
Target Audience: Staff who Teach and Research

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