2 day Mental Health First Aid Training
Why mental health is important in the workplace?
- Mental Health associated absences cost UK employers an estimated £26 billion per year
- 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year
- Men aged 40-49 have the highest suicide rates in Great Britain
- 70-75% of people with diagnosable mental illness receive no treatment at all
- Each day, 15 people took their lives in 2017 - from MHFA England Impact Report
Mental health first aid training is designed to support people who experience ill mental health. The person who is trained as a Mental Health First Aider is able to help someone who is experiencing mental health issues, as well as trying to prevent, or help during a mental health crisis.
Mental Health First Aid training gives you structure and strategies to utilise if you encounter someone who experiences depression, distress, psychosis, and other psychological conditions. On completion of the course, a trainee is able to better identify symptoms like depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior, eating disorders, self- harm, psychosis etc.
The training provides with the detailed plan – this is called the ALGEE action plan. The acronym stands for Approach, Listen, Give support, Encourage to seek professional support, Encourage support others.
The maximum number per group is 16 people.
What will I get from the course?
We provide the learning materials. Each delegate will receive a MHFA manual and workbook. A certificate is also issued, which states that the delegate is now a Mental Health First Aider.
MHFA training courses at Siren Training are delivered by fully qualified MHFA England certified trainers only. Most of our trainers also have a previous background working in mental health care. So, even though we are generally a minimum of 10% more affordable than any other provider, this does not affect the quality of what we deliver.
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
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid for suicidal crisis
Non-judgemental listening skills
First aid for depression
Treatment and resources for depression
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
What is psychosis?
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Warning signs of developing psychosis
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Treatment and resources for psychosis
Recovery and building resources
Action planning for using MHFA
How much does the course cost for groups?
2 day MHFA Training
8 people - £1,400 + VAT
12 people - £1799 +VAT
16 people - £2,150 + VAT
Due to the way the course is set-up, MHFA England do recommend a minimum of 8 people on a course. This allows our trainers to break the class up into smaller groups for certain activities. If you have less than 6 people to train, please click the link below to view our ‘open course’ schedule. You can enroll individuals on through the website or by contacting us.
If you want to book on our open courses please follow the