Mental Health Courses

All our courses are MHFA England accredited which makes them ideal for workplaces or individuals wanting to widen their knowledge of mental health whilst learning new potentially life saving skills

Mental Health First Aider

2 Day Course

Course Overview:

As a Mental Health First Aider you will be part of the wellbeing frontline in the workplace and will help to play a crucial role in providing support for colleagues who are experiencing mental health challenges. On the course you will develop the following key skills:

  • an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix
Who is this course for?

This course is essential for anyone who would like to:

  • develop practical skills in being able to spot the signs of mental health issues
  • support the individual in distress
  • facilitate recovery by guiding them onto further support

Mental Health First Aiders are not qualified to provide therapy. However, being able to intervene and guide affected individuals onto appropriate professional help, before the mental health issue escalates, can be lifesaving.

What can I expect?

Once enrolled onto the course, you will be sent a follow up email by your course instructor containing all your joining information.

Your instructor will support you through the whole process.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • a certificate to say you are a qualified Mental Health First Aider
  • a manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • a quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
What’s the format?
  • two day course across two or four manageable sessions 
  • learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • courses require a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 attendees so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported 
  • you will also have the ongoing support of your tutor for 6 months

(start times are flexible depending on your company’s working hours)

Champion Course

1 Day Course

Course Overview:

As an MHFA Champion you gain:

  • an in-depth understanding of mental health challenges
  • the ability to spot common signs of mental ill-health
  • skills to support positive wellbeing
  • the knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
Who is this course for?

This course is great for those looking to further their education on mental health challenges beyond the Be Mental Health Aware training course, and to become more involved in spreading mental health awareness both in and out of the workplace.

What can I expect?

Once enrolled onto the course, you will be sent a follow-up email by your course instructor which includes:

  • the date/time of your course
  • a FAQ sheet
  • training resources to read through prior to attending

As part of the course materials, attendees will be given a workbook and manual to work through on the day. These can also be used for further self-learning after the course.

Upon completion of the course, you will be a certified a Mental Health Champion.

You will also be given a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health and the ongoing support of your tutor for 6 months.

What’s the format?
  • one day course across one or two half day sessions
  • courses require a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 attendees so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported
  • course duration: approx 7 hours

(start times are flexible depending on your company’s working hours)

Be Mental Health Aware

HALF DAY

Course Overview

The Be Mental Health Aware course offers an opportunity to: 

  • learn about mental health
  • gain a basic understanding of some common mental health challenges
  • use correct terminology, why it is so important and to learn how to challenge stigma in a positive way
  • gain an introduction into looking after your own mental health
  • learn basic ways to help support someone in distress or experiencing a mental health issue
Who is this course for?

The Be Mental Health Aware course offers an opportunity to learn about several different aspects of mental health, whilst also giving an introduction into looking after your own mental health. You will gain a basic understanding of some common mental health challenges, how to manage stigma and how to start a conversation around mental health and offer support.

What can I expect?

Once enrolled onto the course, you will be sent a follow-up email by your course instructor which includes:

  • the date/time of your course
  • joining instructions
  • a FAQ sheet
  • a downloadable online workbook and manual to refer to during the session (these can also be used for further self-learning after the course)
What’s the format?
  • one half day session
  • courses require a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 25 attendees
  • course duration: approx 4.5 hours

Refresher Training
Half Day

Course Overview

As a Mental Health First Aider or Champion you have skills for life that will help you support yourself and people around you.

KIND believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health – and just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date to allow you to keep up with the latest techniques and best practice.

By re-approaching various topics, refresher training will give you the up to date skills and confidence to put into practice what you have previously learnt.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for those who have completed the First Aider or Champion training courses. We recommend that refresher training should be completed at least every three years.

What can I expect?

By the end of the course you will gain:

  • skills that keep your awareness of mental health support current
  • up to date knowledge of mental health challenges and what influences them
  • practice in applying the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
What’s the format?
  • one half day session
  • courses require a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 25 attendees.
  • course duration: approx 4.5 hours
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