Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aider's develop the skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health. Occupational Health and Wellbeing Services are now running courses on behalf of the organisation, with the aim of training more colleagues to be able to support the mental wellbeing of staff within the Trust.

The team is offering the opportunity for staff to complete the training virtually or in person, with new 2024 available to be booked on to now. Places are limited for these courses and the training is funded at cost to the Trust. You should only express your interest in completing training following authorisation from your line manager.

The team also want to hear from you if you have already completed the training and want to be added to a database of MHFAiders. More information on the specific requirements can be seen in the accordions below.

We are now pleased to confirm more opportunities for you to become a Mental Health First Aider to support the mental wellbeing of your team.

The course will teach you practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues and gain the confidence to step in, reassure and support a colleague in distress.

On completion you will be a certified Mental Health First Aider.

The course dates available are listed below.

Each course is two full days in duration, between approximately 9am-5pm. You need to attend the full duration of both dates in order to obtain the certificate. You must obtain permission from your line manager to attend before booking a place and you will need to declare this when using the registration link.

Dates Venue   Registration
13-14 May Meeting Room 4, V7 Building    Now fully booked
15-16 May Nightingale Meeting Room, Hollins Park Hospital   

Last few places remaining
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21-22 May Virtual (Teams) Course   Book a place on this course
25-26 June Nightingale Meeting Room, Hollins Park Hospital    Book a place on this course
9-10 July Meeting Room 3, V7 Building    Book a place on this course

A minimum of 8 participants is required per course in order for the training to be completed successfully. If these numbers are not achieved, dates will be rescheduled.

If you have completed training with Mental health First Aid Engalnd and hold the recognised Mental Health First Aider qualification, do let the Health and Wellbeing team know and we can add your details to a database.

Confirm your MHFA First Aider status here.