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Online Adult MHFA (Saturday 29th August – Sat 19th September 2020)

This two day Online Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course, run by Sunsurfer Consultancy, supports and enhances learning by using two trainers - Mickey Fellowes and Jeff Walker.  Jeff Walker has lived experience of mental ill health and has worked as Director of Bristol and national Mind.

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Mickey Fellowes - the Director of Sunsurfer Consultancy – has worked to reduce stigma and discrimination against disabled and D/deaf people and mental health service users for over 20 years.  As well as training for Sunsurfer and MHFA England, he is an Associate Trainer for the British Safety Council – delivering training across the UK.  Our training is highly rated and we ensure that learners are comfortable by meeting their explicit or implicit needs.

We have successfully trained hundreds of organisations and thousands of people in both private courses for organisations and open public courses.  For further information, see our website sunsurfer.co.uk

Training is 15 hours of learning:

  • Seven hours of self-directed learning by yourself
  • Eight hours of online sessions with the tutors and fellow trainees

The live online sessions are over 4 consecutive Saturdays from the 29th August to the 19th September 2020.

  • Individual learning – 1hr
  • 29th August 1000-1200 − Live session one – 1hr 45min
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • 5th September 1000-1240 - Live session two – 2hrs 20min
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • 12th September 1000-1215 - Live session three – 2hrs
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • 19th September 1000-1215 - Live session four – 1hr 55min

You need a webcam and microphone to participate.  The live sessions work best using Chrome on a laptop/desktop PC or Mac.  Safari is not yet supported.

This online course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider accredited by MHFA England, 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
  • Completion of this course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider

Course booking is through the MHFA England website.  Payment - at the discounted rate of £250 per person - can be made directly through our secure website – sunsurfer.co.uk  Closing date for payment and registration, to ensure training materials reach you in time, is Thursday 13th August.  For further enquiries, please email us at: info@sunsurfer.co.uk