Mental Health First Response™

Everyone has mental health. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Living in today’s world can be stressful. Mental health is a spectrum. It can fluctuate with what life can throw at us.

The World Health Organisation’s largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century was released in 2022 and revealed some alarming findings: 

  • In 2019, nearly a billion people – including 14% of the world’s adolescents – were living with a mental disorder. 
  • Suicide accounted for more than 1 in 100 deaths and 58% of suicides occurred before age 50.  
  • Mental disorders are one of the leading causes of disability, causing 1 in 6 years lived with disability. 
  • People with severe mental health conditions die on average 10 to 20 years earlier than the general population. 
  • Depression and anxiety increased by more than 25% in the first year of the pandemic alone. 

In this CPD certified 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 includes latest statistics, coping with uncertainty and change, and dealing with life at a distance.

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.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner will have:

  • 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 (including using present day healthcare services and protocols).
  • An understanding of risk factors, including the effects of isolation, stress, remote working and financial hardship.
  • Listening skills and confidence in encouraging open conversations about mental health.
  • Knowledge of 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

Who should attend?

The value of this training goes much wider than workplaces. It’s for everyone – from parents, partners and carers, to managers, teams and volunteers.

MHFR is beneficial for anyone looking to understand and improve their knowledge about mental health, and to learn the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing.

Delivery method

Can be delivered face to face or online. Workshops combine presentation slides, interactive exercises, individual reflection and group discussion.

We can tailor the content of the course to suit your specific group or industry sector requirements.

Contact us to find out more.

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