Mental Health First Aid Training Offer - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

by James Clarke
2 years ago

City of Wolverhampton Council are providing community and voluntary sector colleagues with the opportunity to complete a two day course to train as a mental health first aider. There is also the option of an online half day overview session for those that cannot commit to the full two day sessions.

To book please email detailing the session you wish to attend, your name, your email address and postal address (so that training materials can be sent to you) by COP on Thursday 24rd November 2021.

The aim is to deliver the two day sessions at the Civic Centre from 9am-4:30pm. Further details will be sent to delegates in due course. I’ve included the dates and further information on the two courses. There are only 12 spaces for each course so places will be given on a first come first served basis!

ADULT MENTAL HEALTH AWARE:  Duration: 4 hours – Wednesday 15th December 2021 (9:30-13:30)

This four-hour session is a brief overview into the topic of mental health, stress and mental health conditions, and equips attendees with the skills and resources to initiate and hold a conversation about mental health and wellbeing.  Attendees will receive a certificate to say they are Mental Health Aware.  This training will be delivered online and comes with a workbook and manual.

Delegates would need access to a lap/desk top with webcam and microphone to engage and take part in the course.  Unfortunately it is not recommended for the use of a mobile phone device as suitable for the course length with slides etc

ADULT MHFA (Mental Health First Aid):   Duration Two Days – Thursday 16th & Monday 20th December 2021

Attendees who complete this course will become Mental Health First Aiders, which means they are certified to support an individual experiencing a mental health-related crisis just as a physical first aider would if someone were taken physically ill or injured.  The course covers common mental health disorders:

Depression | Anxiety | Self-Harm | Eating Disorders | Suicide| Psychosis

  • Introduction to mental health
  • Understanding your own mental health
  • Coping with stress
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Warning signs of mental distress
  • Recovery from mental illness
  • Signposting and resources for mental ill health
  • Alcohol and substance misuse and its effect on mental health

Adult Two Day MHFA training comes with a manual and workbook to support attendees during the session and after training, bonus free MHFA England lanyard, as well as a ‘z card’ of key information for Mental Health.