Mental Health Champion (MHFA)

Become a champion for Mental Health awareness
Overview

Mental Health England are internationally recognised as a leading organisation in the field of Mental Health.  This one day course is designed to create Mental Health Champions within your organisation to support your qualified Mental Health First Aiders.

Course Code
MHF1AID
Duration
1 Day
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Private Only
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

An awareness and skills course which will teach you the essentials about Mental Health.

Who is this course for

Anyone wishing to increase awareness of Mental Health

You will learn how to

Recognise the main signs and symptoms of common mental health issues

Provide initial support

Guide a person towards appropriate professional help

Be mindful of your own wellbeing

Develop an understanding of how you can create and maintain a healthier workforce or community

Benefits for your organisation

Healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive. Employers across the UK are acting now to support the wellbeing of their people and create mentally healthy businesses.

Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.  Simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30% or more of these costs. This is where this course can help.

Benefits for you as an individual

By attending this course you will gain an insight in to how to keep yourself and your colleagues healthy, encourage them to access support when it's needed for a faster recovery. You can help your organisations Mental health First Aiders embed positive, long term cultural change across your organisation through robust policy.

An Introduction to Mental Health

About Mental Health First Aid
About mental health and stress in the workplace  
Stigma and discrimination
Depression
Anxiety disorders
Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
Early warning signs of mental ill health
Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Mental Health First Aid action plan 

Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
Action 3: Give support and information
Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
Action 5: Encourage other supports
Recovery
Building a mentally healthy workplace 
Action planning for using MHFA

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

About the Lead Trainer

Phil is always focused on creating behaviour change in his clients and also prides himself on the work he does with Mental Health England and specialises in Mental Health First Aid training for Quanta.