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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Mental Health First Aid Training in Birmingham

Published: 21/02/2017

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, MHFA teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 2 day training course with the aim to enable people 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

You will receive a workbook to use during the two days and an information manual which covers most of the information covered on the course. Upon completion of the course you will also receive a certificate of attendance. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

11 - 12 September 2017 - 9:30am - 16:30pm

 National Metal Forming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6PY

13 - 14 November 2017 - 9:30am - 16:30pm

Uffculme Centre, Queensbridge Road, Moseley, B13 8Q

30 November - 1 December 2017 - 9:30 - 16:30pm

Uffculme Centre,Queensbridge Road, Moseley, B13 8Q

*further course dates and group bookings available - contact Community Engagement for details

For more information on the course visit: http://mhfaengland.org/first-aid-courses/first-aid-standard/


To book a place please contact caroline.mitcham@bsmhft.nhs.uk or call 0121 301 1067/07985 882 257.

This is a very popular course and we strongly recommend confirming bookings early to avoid disappointment.