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Mental Health First Aid Training

Learning how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Just as we all have mental health, we all have physical health too. Mental ill health can become a problem at any time, affects people across the whole of society and from every walk of life.

Although things are getting better, there is still stigma around mental ill health. As a society, we generally don’t know how to take care of our mental health in the same way we know about caring for our physical health. Many people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague who are experiencing a mental health issue, or where to find the right support with their own mental health challenges.

The Lucy Rayner Foundation are accredited by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to offer Mental Health First Aid training. We currently offer two courses, the Adult Mental Health First Aider course and the Youth Mental Health First Aider course.

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Youth Mental Health Awareness – Half-Day Online Course

This 4-hour introductory course raises awareness of mental health and will give you a good understanding of what mental health actually is. We will also discuss the stigma that often surrounds it, how to look after your own mental health and support someone who may be experiencing mental health issues.

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Adult Mental Health First Aid Training – 2 Day Course

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

MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but it will teach you the skills you can use to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and with these skills you may even potentially stop a crisis from happening in the first place.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – 2 Day Course

Record levels of young people are struggling with their lives. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been regularly highlighted by various sources as being major contributors to the current epidemic of poor mental health in our young people.

It is abundantly clear that young people are not getting the support they desperately need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – are best placed to notice when a young person is struggling, but often they may not know how to help.

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