Mental health first aid
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Our two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. Limit of 100 places


Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • 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 Electrical Industries Charity, the NHS, or a mix

What to expect:

Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. 


Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it
  • A MHFA workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • EIC Workplace items – Posters, Postcards and Wallet Cards
  • EIC guide to our support tools & services leaflet
  • An official MHFA certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider.

Day 1:

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace
  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care

Day 2:

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using Mental Health First Aider

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