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Mental Health First Aid (Wales)

Mental Health Training ‘for everyone’.

Front-line workers in Wales often have to deal with people with experience of mental distress but lack the skills and confidence to support them appropriately.

Why train MHFA (Wales)

There are many reasons why people might want to train in Mental Health First Aid (Wales):

Mental health problems are common, especially depression, anxiety and misuse of alcohol and other drugs.  One person in four will experience some form of problem with their mental health in the course of a year.

There is a stigma associated with mental health problems which may hinder people from seeking help. People are often ashamed to discuss mental health problems with family, friends and work colleagues.  They may also be reluctant to seek help and support for such problems of their concerns about what others will think of them.

Members of the public often do not know how to respond .  In a mental health crisis situation, the helper’s actions may determine how quickly the person with the problem gets help and / or recovers.  The Mental Health First Aid (Wales) approach trains people to be calm and confident and to respond in an appropriate way to give the best help.

What’s it for?

A 12 hour training course that improves mental health literacy and helps people to recognise the signs and symptoms of someone with mental health problems;  to respond to various mental health crises, engage with, support and signpost people to appropriate help.

Who’s it for?

The programme is targeted at raising mental health literacy in the general public.  Some key groups of people include people who work in the Ambulance Service, Welsh Police Forces and Prison Service, JobcentrePlus, Primary Health Care and Social Care, staff in Further and Higher Education, Support Workers in a variety of settings, voluntary and community groups, and other workplaces.

Length

Two full day sessions

OR

Four half-day sessions that can be run over two or four weeks.

Location

Across Wales

For costs and any other information please contact:-

Rural Outreach Service
Vale of Clwyd Mind
4 Rosemary Lane
Denbigh
LL16 3TT

Tel:  01745 812461


Email: mindrural@aol.com

Please click on the link below to download a MHFA Booking Form:-

MHFA Booking Form

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