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Mental Health First Aid training for staff

Student Services are running Mental Health First Aid/MHFA England training courses for University of Bath staff supporting students.

Adult 2 day Mental Health First Aid course

This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.


This course gives you:

  • 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

Cost

We offer a discounted rate for this training. Please contact listening@bath.ac.uk to enquire about costs.

Format

  • two day face to face course across 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
  • we limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Who is this course for?

  • University of Bath professional and academic staff and Student Union staff supporting students

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

The next dates for this course will be:
Thursday 23 and Friday 24 January 2020 9.30am – 4.30pm
The course will be held on the main campus.
For further information and to book, please contact listening@bath.ac.uk


Adult Half Day Mental Health Aware Course (MHFA England)

This introductory four hour session raises awareness of mental health.


The session covers:

  • what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • an introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Cost

We offer a discounted rate for this training. Please contact listening@bath.ac.ukto enquire about costs.

Format

  • half day face to face course
  • learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • we limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • a certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware
  • a manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Please contact listening@bath.ac.uk if you would like to arrange a bespoke course for your department or to find out dates of the next open course. Also for information about MHFA courses for non University of Bath employees.

MHFA England

Mental Health First Aid England is a social enterprise that offers expert guidance and training to support mental health.


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