As part of our Adult Wellbeing work, we are pleased to be able to offer Mental Health First Aid Training and Mental Health Awareness training to individuals and organisations.

Jo Woodhams is an accredited MHFA Instructor. Jo has been working in mental health for 15 years, and is now the Wellbeing Programmes Leader here at the Trust.

I’m hugely passionate about increasing awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness. I believe we should all have the opportunity to realise our potential.

Public Courses

We run courses which are open for individuals to sign up to, on a regular basis – contact us or check our website for upcoming courses. Please see course details for more information and costs.

In-House Courses

We run courses for groups of up to 16 colleagues within your organisation. This allows your organisation to create a cohort of Mental Health First Aiders who can go on to support each other within the workplace, and work together to create an active support network for employees. For public-facing employees, it allows them to have skills to support customers or members of the public with confidence and competence.

Please contact us to find out costs of in-house courses.

Accessibility

We strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book onto a course please fill in the ‘Accessibility requirements’ section of the booking form and tell us what you need to access the course venue and materials.

How to book

Whether you are interested in training as an individual, or in booking training for your organisation, contact MHFA Instructor Jo Woodhams to discuss your requirements: [email protected]

2-Day Adult Mental Health First Aid

This course is available as either an online or face to face training session.

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

£300 per person.

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

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

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

An excellent 2 days, with an awful lot crammed in. I have learnt such a lot over the two days which will make me a better person and be able to help others.

(Participant on Mental Health First Aid course)

Half Day Basic Mental Health Awareness

This course is available as either an online or face to face training session.

This course raises awareness of mental health. It covers: 

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A 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

£125 per person.

Format

  • This is a half day course delivered either face to face or via online video conferencing
  • 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

This was a really thought-provoking and informative course, tackled sensitively by the instructors.

(Participant on Mental Health Awareness course)