Online MHFA England Adult Mental Health First Aid Course 

This online version of the mental health first aid course will offer the same learning outcomes as the face to face training and every person who completes the course will be certified as a Mental Health First Aider. 
 
The Online Mental Health First Aid course is a blended approach of individual learning and four instructor-led live sessions, hosted on a new Online Learning Hub. 
 
As a training course, Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. The organisation's courses and resources also promote self-care as vital way for people to help protect their mental health and prevent issues from getting worse. 
 
As with all our courses at Mindmaps Wellbeing your course will be delivered by a Registered Mental Health Nurse, MHFA England Instructor and Open University Associate Lecturor and Practice Tutor experienced in remote teaching. Our live online learning will also include an assistant who is a MHFAider.  
Our price is £295pp (unless stated) with discounts offered for groups.  

This Online MHFA England course will qualify you as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider). 

Session 1 
Individual learning (1 hour): 
Introduction to the Online Mental Health First Aid course and the Online Learning Hub (course overview, 
safety procedure, attending live sessions, and completing individual learning activities) 
Activity 1: Why Mental Health First Aid? 
Activity 2: The Mental Health First Aid action plan 
Activity 3: What is mental health? 
Activity 4: Quiz: Impact of mental health 
Activity 5: Stress Container (completed after live session) 
Activity 6: Frame of Reference (completed after live session 
 
Live session (1 hour 45 minutes): 
Introduction to course functions 
Introduction to the course 
ALGEE and mental health introduction recap 
Stigma 
Risk and protective factors 
10-minute break 
Frame of Reference 
The Mental Health Continuum 
Introduction to the Stress Container 
Session 2 
Individual learning (2 hours): 
Activity 7: What is depression? 
Activity 8: Risk factors for depression 
Activity 9: Mental Health First Aid for depression 
Activity 10: Introduction to suicide 
 
Live session (2 hours 20 minutes): 
Recap of individual learning on depression 
Prevalence of suicide 
Suicide, substance misuse and dual diagnosis 
Analyse the impact of suicidal feelings 
Recap of ALGEE and risk factors for suicide 
Explain Mental Health First Aid action plan 1 for suicide 
10 minute break 
Explain non-judgemental listening, Empathy video 
Practice using ALGEE in case study scenarios 
Review of ALGEE for suicide and depression 
• Self-care 
Session 3 
Individual learning (2 hours): 
 
• Activity 11: What is anxiety? 
• Activity 12: Mental Health First Aid for anxiety 
• Activity 13: What are eating disorders? 
• Activity 14: Mental Health First Aid for eating disorders 
• Activity 15: What is self-harm? 
• Activity 16: Mental Health First Aid for self-harm 
• Activity 17: What are personality disorders? 
 
Live session (2 hours): 
• Recap of individual learning of anxiety 
• Recap of the five basic steps of ALGEE for anxiety 
• Explain action 1 for anxiety 
• How to support someone who is having a panic attack 
• Explain crisis first aid 
• Practice action 2: non-judgemental listening 
• 10 minute break 
• Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety 
• Recap of ALGEE for anxiety 
• Explain cognitive behavioural therapy 
• Recap of eating disorders and self-harm 
• Case study for eating disorders and self-harm 
• Review ALGEE for eating disorders and self-harm 
Session 4 
Individual learning (2 hours): 
 
• Activity 18: What are psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder? 
• Activity 19: Risk factors for psychosis 
• Activity 20: Mental Health First Aid for psychosis 
• Activity 21: Helpful and unhelpful responses 
• Workbook Activity 10: My action plan for using Mental Health First Aid (completed after live session) 
 
Live session (2 hours): 
• Review of individual learning on psychosis 
• Explain the development of symptoms of psychosis 
• Review the five steps of ALGEE for psychosis 
• Group discussion about MHFA Australia psychosis video 
• Case study activity using Mental Health First Aid action plan for psychosis 
• 10-minute break 
• Recovery 
• Explore how to build a mentally healthy workplace 
• Start action plan to use Mental Health First Aid 
• Feedback 
 

What will I learn? 

Why mental health first aid? 
The mental health first aid action plan 
What is mental health? 
Impact of mental health issues 
Stigma and discrimination 
What is depression? 
Symptoms of depression 
Risk factors for depression 
Depression in the workplace 
Suicide figures 
Alcohol, drugs and mental health 
First aid for suicidal crisis 
Non-judgemental listening skills 
First aid for depression 
Treatment and resources for depression 
Self-care 
What is an anxiety disorder? 
First aid for anxiety disorders 
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event 
Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders 
Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders 
Cognitive distortions and CBT 
Personality disorders 
Eating disorders 
Self-harm 
What is psychosis? 
Risk factors for psychosis 
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis 
Schizophrenia 
Bipolar disorder 
Warning signs of developing psychosis 
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis 
Treatment and resources for psychosis 
Recovery and building resources 
Action planning for using MHFA 
Mental Health First Aid for the Workplace. A Devon based company that comes to you. If you're looking for an in-house course the minimum number of delegates required is six, due to the nature of the course there's a maximum number of sixteen delegates per course. For more information use the form below and we will be in touch to discuss how Mindmaps Wellbeing can help your workplace become mentally healthy.  
We offer discounts to the following; Multiple Group Bookings; One-Off Group Booking; Charities / CIC's; Low Income / State Benefits; Unemployed.  
We provide TWO FREE places on each of our courses for those providing an excellent service to the community.  
To see if you qualify for any of our discount options contact us using the enquiry form below.  
 

Course Locations 

This course is delivered online only using a online learning hub. For a face to face mental health first aid training course please see our MHFA England Mental Health First Aid Two Day Course.  
We look forward to welcoming you on to the course that suits your requirements, to help with the mental wellbeing in your workplace for you and your staff.  

Available Course Dates 

Group Bookings & Enquiry Form 

For individual delegate course bookings please pay here, you will be taken to PayPal using this option.  
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