Course Location: Croydon, United Kingdom

Lead Instructor: Esther Thomas

This one-day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion. MHFA Champions have: • an understanding of common mental health issues • knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness • ability to spot signs of mental ill-health • skills to support positive wellbeing Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. Course numbers are limited to 16 in order to keep people safe and supported while they learn. Everyone who completes the course gets: • a manual to refer to whenever you need it • a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health • a certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion The course is delivered in two sessions as follows: Session 1 • About Mental Health First Aid • About mental health and stress in the workplace • Stigma and discrimination • Depression • Anxiety disorders • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis) • Early warning signs of mental ill-health • Alcohol, drugs and mental health Session 2 • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis • Suicide • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally • Action 3: Give support and information • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help • Action 5: Encourage other supports • Recovery • Building a mentally healthy workplace • Action planning for using MHFA

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