Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Approved Instructor

Having now delivered a further two courses, in partnership with Sheffield PCT, Megan has sent off her portfolio to her MHFA tutor had received confirmation that she is now an approved MHFA instructor. In order to keep up this accredited status Megan is required to deliver four MHFA courses in the next year. So watch this space for future dates or contact OSDC directly to organise an MHFA course in your area, or within your organisation.

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any one year. Mental Health First Aid is a 12 hour course which:

  • Raises awareness of issues around mental health
  • Trains people to identify signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Gives people confidence in being able to offer comfort and information to a person experiencing a mental health problems
  • Gives people knowledge of the different professional help as well self-help, coping strategies that are available and effective so that they can direct and sign post people.

The aim is to reduce the stigma and discrimination attached to mental health problems and provide the opportunity to intervene early in order to prevent them developing  into more serious conditions and promote recovery.

This course relevant for anyone who manages staff or works or volunteers with people and the general public.

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