Become a Mental Health First Aider

Would you know how to help?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

Become a Mental Health First Aider
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. Research has shown that becoming a Mental Health First Aider helps you to:

    • Raise awareness and mental health literacy. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
    • You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
    • You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
    • What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
    • You will be able to promote early intervention.
    • Boost knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues.
    • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue

The 2 day Adult MHFA course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. 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 NHS, or a mix

Costs may vary depending on location and instructor – contact  THE NOUS ORGANISATION
for more information.
Go to our webpage to see the dates for our next Mental Health First Aid training – or send an email to:  Or Or call on 07886998209. Also check Sleigh Services || MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER for more info.