FIRST AID COURSES FOR MENTAL HEALTH

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FIRST AID COURSES FOR MENTAL HEALTH

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Far more workers have time off due to mental health (MH) problems at work than ever do due to accidents, injuries and illnesses. That’s why businesses are now looking to train some of their team to look out for signs of any potential issues at work.

​Thankfully, people are starting to be a lot more open about mental ill health, which is important as 1 in 4 of us will have a mental illness each year. The cost to employees and businesses can be huge with 70 million work days lost each year costing UK businesses a staggering £70 billion each year.

With such a massive the impact, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently updated its advice and placed importance of not only providing risk assessment for physical health but also for mental health. Its advice includes how to support employees with stress and depression and also includes training staff as mental health first aiders.

​Green Box are really proud to be able to offer the Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) Courses as we really believe that this can make a huge difference to the happiness and productivity of your team and the success of your business.

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Far more workers have time off due to mental health (MH) problems at work than ever do due to accidents, injuries and illnesses. That’s why businesses are now looking to train some of their team to look out for signs of any potential issues at work.

​Thankfully, people are starting to be a lot more open about mental ill health, which is important as 1 in 4 of us will have a mental illness each year. The cost to employees and businesses can be huge with 70 million work days lost each year costing UK businesses a staggering £70 billion each year.

With such a massive the impact, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently updated its advice and placed importance of not only providing risk assessment for physical health but also for mental health. Its advice includes how to support employees with stress and depression and also includes training staff as mental health first aiders.

​Green Box are really proud to be able to offer the Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) Courses as we really believe that this can make a huge difference to the happiness and productivity of your team and the success of your business.

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OUR COURSES

1/2 Day MHFA Mental Health Awareness 

Level 1

1 Day MHFA Mental Health Champion

Level 2

2 Day MHFA Mental Health First Aider

Level 3

1/2 DAY MHFA MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

This half day course is ideal for all as an introduction to mental health. It will give you a basic awareness of mental health in the workplace.

TOPICS COVERED

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

TOPICS COVERED

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

1 DAY MHFA MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPION

This one day course is ideal for all employees to give them a better understanding of mental health in the workplace. This one day course trains you as an MHFA Champion which will give you;

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

TOPICS COVERED

  • 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
  • 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

TOPICS COVERED

  • 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
  • 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

2 DAY MHFA MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

This two day course trains 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.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace
  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care
  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

TOPICS COVERED

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace
  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care
  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

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