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In partnership with Barrow based Signal Film & Media we are running a one day mental health awareness and skills course.  This is accredited by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, and delegates qualify as Adult MHFA Champions.

*** Sorry, this course is now FULLY BOOKED ***

To avoid disappointment, feel free to book on our two day MHFA open course on the 19-20th June in Manchester.  We can also run, one day or two day, MHFA courses for your organisation at your venue.

MHFA Champions have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

What to expect

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

The day will run from 10am to 6pm, on Tuesday 12th June, at Signal Film & Media studios, Cooke’s Studios, 104 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5QR

Training includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. You will get a comprehensive MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

When you complete the day you'll get a certificate to say you are an MHFA Champion.

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Course structure

Session 1:

  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session 2:

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
  • Action 3: Give support and information
  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Action 5: Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace
  • Action planning for using MHFA

When you complete the day you'll get a certificate to say you are an MHFA Champion for your workplace.

Who should come on the course?

  • All employees at all levels of the organisation


*** Sorry, this course is now FULLY BOOKED ***

Either contact us through the form below or Kerry Kolbe at Signal Film & Media cost is £80.00 per person.

Telephone: 01229 838592