First Aid for Mental Health

Ofqual-recognised mental health support courses from Make a Difference

Make a Difference’s mental health first aid courses are open to members of the public, voluntary sector organisations, small businesses and larger companies.

A trained mental health first-aider can enhance a positive workplace and team culture, reducing the stigma of mental illness and creating an environment where people feel supported.

Our healthcare professional-led mental health first aid training courses will provide you with the tools you need to identify and respond when someone needs help.

 

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

A great foundation for mental health support

This four-hour foundation course provides learners with tools to recognise when someone is experiencing mental health difficulties and provide you with the skills to start a conversation and signpost someone towards help.


Any member of the public can benefit from this Make a Difference mental health training course. It is a great foundation for moving on to First Aid for Mental Health.

 

First Aid for Mental Health

Become a qualified mental health first-aider

A one-day training course in First Aid for Mental Health, tailored to support a positive mental health culture within a workplace, school, college or community group.

Primarily designed to support employers and employees in the workplace, this mental health first aid course provides a toolkit that can be applied across a wide variety of groups and social settings.

 

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

For people implementing a mental health strategy

This course helps organisations to successfully include mental health awareness and support as part of their their workplace culture.
It provides supervisors, managers and leaders with the knowledge and tools to structure and implement a First Aid for Mental Health strategy.

 

First Aid for Mental Health course fees

As a registered mental health charity, our focus is on creating a wider network of community support beyond our open door.

As part of this, our mental health first aid courses are free to grassroots community groups and non-profit organisations.

Businesses help us generate vital revenue to continue in our charitable work, by signing up.

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

£40

A four-hour course suitable for individuals or groups.

Based at Trident House. Site-visits and one-to-one online-tutorials by arrangement.

Free to not-for-profit and community organisations.

First Aid for Mental Health

£70

A one-day mental health training course suitable for individuals or groups.

Based at Trident House. Site-visits and one-to-one online-tutorials by arrangement.

 Free to not-for-profit and community organisations.

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

£140

Providing knowledge and tools to structure and implement a First Aid for Mental Health strategy within your company. A two-day training course suitable for individuals or groups.

Based at Trident House..Site-visits and one-to-one online-tutorials by arrangement.

Free to not-for-profit and community organisations.

 
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First Aid for Mental Health

Got a Question? Here’s An Answer!

 

What is mental health first aid?

Mental health first aid helps people to identify the signs that someone is struggling to cope with the symptoms of a mental illness.

It teaches them how to listen, reassure and, if necessary, signpost someone to further mental health support.

A trained mental health first aider can learn to recognise the signs of a mental illness, whether a person has a diagnosed mental health condition or not

What does a mental health first-aider do?

A medical first-aider is trained to recognise the signs that someone may be in difficulty and identify the most appropriate way to help, or seek help.

A mental health first-aider may support someone by listening, or by starting a conversation.

Sometimes, it can be enough for people to feel they have been listened to and reassured.

At other times, a mental health first-aider may identify that someone is in need of professional help and signpost them towards the professional support that's available.


How will mental health first aid benefit my workplace?

Make a Difference is encouraging and supporting employers and organisations to make mental health first aid a part of their workplace culture and reduce the stigma of living with a mental illness.
A mental health first-aider supports an environment where people feel less afraid to open up about the challenges they face.
As part of an organisation’s best-practice toolkit, mental health first aid can help you identify when people may be experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression, as well as identify ways to support a colleague or employee with a diagnosed mental health condition.

Make A Difference Tavistock

01822 613746

Trident House, Two Taylor Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0DG

Charity number:  1115769

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