Mental Health Awareness 12 Hours


Mental Health Awareness (MHA) is one way we can try to understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health problem. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem every year, so learning how to help is really important.

This course runs in conjunction with Mind Woking, the Mental Health Charity.

Mental Health Awareness is for anyone aged 16 yrs upwards in schools, workplaces and community groups, who wants and needs to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and successfully help a person get the right support.

*It is important to know that the topics covered in this course can be distressing to some people, as we cover topics such as suicide and self-harm. Please ensure that if you are booking the course for somebody else, that you communicate the course content with your delegates before you book them on, so that you know they feel comfortable attending the course.*

What you will learn

This two day course will ensure delegates gain an understanding of common mental health illnesses and be given the confidence to promote mental health awareness. The course gives delegates the ability to spot signs of mental ill health and the skills to support positive wellbeing for themselves and others.

Why Mental Health First Aid?
What is depression?
What is mental health?
Impact of mental health issues
Stigma and discrimination
The Mental Health First Aid action plan
Depression - symptoms, risk factors, depression in the workplace
Suicide figures
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
First aid to assist a suicidal crisis
Non-judgemental listening skills
First aid for depression, treatment and resources
Anxiety disorder, first aid for anxiety disorder, treatment and resources.
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
Cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy
Personality disorders
Eating disorders
Psychosis, risk factors, warning signs, crisis first aid, treatment and resources
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Bipolar disorder
Recovery and building resources
Action planning for using MHFA
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event

Further information

Surrey First Aid Training
Surrey First Aid Training
12 Hours
On demand
Course type:
Camberley, Epsom, Guildford, Oxted, Richmond

Contact Information

Surrey First Aid Training

4 Saxton House
Parklands Business Park