Mental Health First Response™ (CPD Accredited)

Overview 

Everyone has mental health. Living in today’s world can be stressful. Mental health is a spectrum. It can fluctuate with what life can throw at us. In this Mental Health First Response course we will look at what mental health means and how it can affect our lives. We will learn about the different conditions that people may experience and what we can do to help them and ourselves. We will look at how reducing stigma and changing culture can help us all live mentally healthier lives.  

This course builds on other excellent Mental Health First Aid courses offered around the country. Building resilience is at the heart of all our courses and alongside important mental health education you’ll receive a package of self-care and evidence-based strategies for dealing with your own and others’ mental health. 

On successful completion of the assessment, learners will receive an accredited CPD certificate and points.

Learning objectives
  • an understanding of mental health, wellbeing and mental health conditions in current times 
  • the ability to recognise a mental health emergency and know how to signpost effectively 
  • an understanding of risk factors, including the effects of isolation, stress,  
  • developed listening skills and confidence in encouraging open conversations  about mental health, wellbeing and self care strategies for themselves and others. 
Course modules 
  • What is mental health? 
  • What can affect mental health? 
  • Common conditions, signs and symptoms 
  • Starting conversations and listening skills 
  • Supporting a mental health crisis 
  • Promoting positive mental health. 

This course can be delivered with “add-on” modules for specific audiences such as the hospitality sector, working with children and young people and the construction industry. Get in touch to discuss specifc needs for your workplace.

Delivery method 

Can be delivered face to face, online or blended either in person or virtually e.g.  Teams/Zoom. Learners will have access to our learning platform where they can refer to the materials, watch extra resources such as videos and interactive activities and access links to organisations, for those that want to take their learning further. 

A full day is recommended for staff with little or no previous experience. For those with prior knowledge, a half day is recommended as a condensed session with post course materials. 

Workshops combine presentation slides, interactive exercises, individual reflection and group discussion. 

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