Mental Health First Aid Training
Just like physical first aiders, YANA believes having Mental Health First Aiders in workplaces and the community can play a pivotal role in helping to promote positive mental health, and prevent people from experiencing worsening mental health.
This is an accredited course delivered by experienced Mental Health First Aid England facilitators, each with their own experience and broader understanding of mental health.
An in-depth course giving an understanding of specific mental health issues delivered in four manageable chunks:
- What is mental health?
- Depression and anxiety
- Suicide and psychosis
- Self-harm and eating disorders
Across the two days, delegates will learn to:
- Have helpful conversations, providing initial support
- Guide a person towards appropriate professional help
- Be mindful of your own wellbeing
- Develop an understanding of how you can create and maintain a healthier workforce or community
Share and Care sessions
After the initial training you will receive invitations to attend our Share & Care sessions that run throughout the year.
These sessions provide opportunities for Mental Health First Aiders to come together and share experiences, unpick issues, celebrate successes and have time to reflect with our experienced trainers and facilitators.
The knowledge and training received from the MHFA England training course needs to be refreshed every three years. This four hour course allows you to retain your status a Mental Health First Aider, fortifying your understanding and responsibilities.
Take a look at the outcomes of our Mental Health First Aid training here