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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Mental Health First Aid training available

Published: 23/12/2015

Mental health in the workplace is everyone's business;

  • One in six employees are likely to experience problems with stress, anxiety or depression at any one time.
  • Stress, anxiety and depression are responsible for 70 million sick days every year.

Our Trust is offering a two full day course in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). It is a skills development programme for anyone over the age of 16 wanting to effectively recognise and support someone in distress. An MHFA course will teach you to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem.
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem.
  • Provide help on a first aid basis.
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others.
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse.
  • Help someone recover faster.
  • Guide someone towards the right support.
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Mental health first aid training

The next training course will take place on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 February 2016. We are pleased to be able to offer this course at the subsidised rate of £99 per person which includes a comprehensive manual for each participant. If you are interested please contact the community engagement team on 0121 301 1067 or email caroline.mitcham@bsmhft.bsmhft.nhs.uk

Early booking is advised as there is high demand for this course and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.