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Mental Health First Aid

About the Mental Health First Aid Course
Following the success of the course in October 2011, Telos Training is pleased to be able to offer again the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course with a special focus on those involved in pastoral work in Faith Communities. MHFA is a 12-hour, nationally accredited course, delivered over 2 days. The course provides an overview of common mental health problems, causes, symptoms and treatments, and teaches participants how to:

  • recognise distress
  • recognise the difference between Therapy and First Aid
  • be confident in administering help in a First Aid situation
  • provide initial help and guide a person towards appropriate support

The aims of Mental Health First Aid are to:

  • preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • provide help to prevent the mental health problems developing into a more serious state
  • promote the recovery of good mental health
  • provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem
  • reduce stigma and discrimination through education

MHFA has been developed and regulated by the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) and England's Care Services Improvement Partnerships (CSIP). The tutor will be Kate Dawson, Training Consultant with Telos Training. Kate is an accredited MHFA trainer.

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