Mental Health First Aid
What is mental health first aid?
Just as you learn how to deal with initial physical injuries or symptoms on a first aid course, our mental health first aid course can help you be a confident first point of contact for mental health issues.
How does this course help?
As a society all of us are still learning about how to talk about mental health issues. If you’re a parent or teacher, or someone who works with young people, how can you make sure you know how to pick up the early signs from a child with mental health issues?
How do you have a helpful conversation with a young person, and make sure you don’t accidentally close it down just as they’re trying to open up? How do you make them feel safe enough to open up and share how they’re feeling? What are the simple ways in which we can normalise how they’re feeling so that they feel comfortable enough to share with us, and not feel judged.
What can you expect from the course?
We can run this course for individuals or in groups. This is a 1-day course, and because we adapt the core content to suit the audience, you’ll always get a bespoke version of the course. If we think it’s going to be helpful and appropriate, we may recommend follow-up counselling sessions.
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“This course isn’t about learning to be a mental health practitioner. Instead it’s about giving you the confidence to know how to spot the tell-tale signs of when someone might need to talk, and then how to have that conversation in a way that is helpful and productive.”
Richard Reid – CEO, Therapist & Coaching Psychologist