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Mental Health First Aid

Start Date: 26th September 22
End Date: 27th September 22
Location: 9:30 - 16:30 each day, Leeds
Price: £150 Bursaries are available for individuals based in Leeds and meeting specific eligiblity criteria.

If your Bursary application is successful, the cost of the 2-day course will be £50.00. The remainder of the course fee will be paid for by the Bursary Fund.

To qualify for the bursary you will need to meet one of the 5 criteria:

  1. Local community groups
  2. Small voluntary organisations in neighbourhoods with limited income
  3. Volunteers working in community organisations
  4. Members of tenant’s organisations (including housing associations and ALMOs) and frontline housing sector staff (e.g. LCC)
  5. Organisations supporting people with debt and financial difficulties

In order to qualify for this subsidised rate of £50.00, delegates MUST attend ON BOTH DAYS of the course. Failure to attend the entire course, for whatever reason, will result in an extra charge of £100 being levied.

Delegates need to attend both face to face sessions to complete the course:

  • Monday 26th September
  • Tuesday 27th September

AIM:  This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of emotional distress.

This two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

• An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

• Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

• Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

• Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

• Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support

MHFA is an internationally recognised, accredited two-day course that teaches people how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill issues. The practical, skills-based approach demystifies mental health problems and challenges the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental health.  Participants will learn about anxiety, depression, psychosis and suicide and will gain an understanding about risk factors, signs and symptoms and the range of available support.

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Please Note that by submitting this form you are committing to go to the training applied for. Community Links will contact you after form submission with more details.