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Mental Health First Aid - Blended Learning (coming soon)         MHFA Wales logo

Our blended learning Mental Health First Aid training course is split over a series of interactive modules and 2 live, online webinars with a St John Ambulance Cymru Wales trainer.

This course gives delegates the skills needed to spot signs of mental illness, giving them the confidence to approach and support a person who needs assistance.

Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of mental health factors that can affect wellbeing, and explore what they can do to get their colleague the right support.

This MHFA Wales course is a national training programme for Wales, which is licensed and developed by Mental Health First Aid Wales.

 

Who is it for?mental health male

Every business and organisation should be committed to supporting the wellbeing of its workforce. This course is suitable for all levels. 

Your designated mental health first aiders, such as line managers and staff reps, should be confident in talking about mental health with their colleagues. Being able to discuss mental health could help ease concerns before they escalate.

What will you learn?

The course examines the impact of mental health issues, such as stigma and discrimination, and provides resources and tools to help. It covers the following issues over the various modules and live webinars: 

Module 1- Online: Introduction to Mental Health

  • Mental Health in Context
  • Stigma, Risk Factors and Early Intervention
  • The MHFA Model

Module 2- Online: Depression

  • Introduction to Depression
  • Crisis First Aid for Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
  • Crisis First Aid for Non-suicidal Self-injury
  • The MHFA Action Plan for Depression

Module 3- Online: Anxiety

  • Introduction to Anxiety
  • Crisis First for Panic Attacks
  • Crisis First Aid for Traumatic Experiences
  • The MHFA Action Plan for Anxiety

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Live Webinar 1:

  • Revision of Modules 1-3
  • Role of The Mental Health First Aider
  • Application of The MHFA Action Plan
  • Self-care for the Mental Health First Aider

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You will not be able to access online modules 4 & 5 until you have completed webinar 1 with your trainer.

  

Module 4- Online: Psychosis

  • Psychosis: Introduction, Myths and Stigma
  • Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis
  • Crisis First Aid for Acute Psychotic Episodes
  • The MHFA Action Plan for Psychosis

Module 5- Online: Substance Use

  • Introduction to Substance Use
  • Crisis First Aid for Substance Use
  • The MHFA Action Plan for Substance Use

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Live Webinar 2:

  • Revision of Modules 4 & 5
  • Stigma and Judgements
  • Application of The MHFA Action Plan

How is it assessed?

This course is not assessed.

Certification

All delegates will be issued with a Adult Mental Health First Aid certificate awarded by Mental Health First Aid Wales. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

Additional resources can be found below:

Mental Health First Aider Poster

Mental Health First Aider Sign Up Poster