7th May 2019: Mental Health First Aid Champion One Day Course: Reading

Date: 7 May 2019 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: Reading Business Centre, Reading
Cost: £250 + VAT & booking fee 

What is a Mental Health First Aid Champion?

This is an internationally recognised mental health awareness training and skills course, which includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. The course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England. Our trainers are quality assured by the Royal Society for Public Health and have excellent course feedback.

What will I learn?

An awareness and skills course which will teach you to:

− Recognise the main signs and symptoms of common mental health issues

− Provide initial support

− Guide a person towards appropriate professional help

− Be mindful of your own wellbeing

− Develop an understanding of how you can create and maintain a healthier workforce or community

Everyone who completes the course gets:

––An MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it

––A copy of the Line Managers’

Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee who may be experiencing mental ill health

––A certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aid Champion

Course outline

Session 1

––About Mental Health First Aid

––About mental health and stress in the workplace

––Stigma and discrimination


––Anxiety disorders

––Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)

––Early warning signs of mental ill health

––Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session 2

––Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan

––Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis


––Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally

––Action 3: Give support and information

––Action 4: Encourage the person

to get appropriate professional help

––Action 5: Encourage other supports


––Building a mentally healthy workplace

––Action planning for using MHFA

How will attending an MHFA course help?

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

− Raises awareness and mental health literacy

− Reduces stigma around mental ill health

− Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

− Promotes early intervention which enables recovery


£250 + VAT & booking fee


Reading Business Centre, Reading

This course is open to both PES and non-PES clients.

How do I book?