Half Day “Aware” course

MHFA England course

MHFA England Half Day “Aware” course

This half day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health. This is suitable for all employees and would make an excellent mandatory course as part of everyone’s induction programme.

It is designed to give you:

An understanding of 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 approach someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

"Very engaging and naturally humorous"
"Good explanations of tricky subject"
"Confident - calm safe pair of hands"
"A natural presenter"
"Confident & informative"
"Exudes calm and confidence"
"Her natural humour enhanced the session"
"Clearly knows her stuff"

What does the course cover?

  • What is mental health?
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stress and stress management
  • Mental health conditions: Suicide
  • Recovery
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Helpful resources
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Stigma
  • Spotting signs of distress:
  • Spotting signs of distress:
  • 1
    Depression – Anxiety disorders – Psychosis – Eating disorders
  • 2
  • Take 10 Together – starting a supportive conversation
  • Useful statistics

What to expect

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.  

Everyone who completes the course gets:

An MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it

A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

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