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Online Mental Health First Aid Course

Course Details – June

Live session 1: Tuesday 21st June – 10:30am – 13.00pm

Live session 2: Friday 24th June – 10:30am – 13:30pm

Live session 3: Tuesday 28th June– 10:30am – 13.00pm

Live session 4: Friday 1st July – 10:30am – 13.00pm

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an accredited training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma and discrimination in the world around you.

Everyone who completes the course will receive:

– An accredited MHFA certificate

– MHFA logo to add to your email signature

– Access to Racing’s Support Line for support and advice

– Posters for your workplace

– Resources

– MHFA Manual

– MHFA Workbook

The maximum number of people per course is 12 and we can only register 2 people from an organisation on each course. The course costs £80 per person (this course, usually £300, is subsidised by Racing Welfare). Courses close three weeks before the scheduled date to allow time for the posting of books; these will be posted directly to each registrant’s address.