Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training – Just as Important as Physical First Aid!

If just one person in a workplace can be trained to become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) it can go a long way towards creating a workplace culture where people can talk openly about what’s going on in their lives and how it may affect their work.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is run over two days and successful completion will qualify you as a Mental Health First Aider.  In the same way as physical first aid, you are not trained to diagnose or become a therapist, but you are given structured knowledge needed to support people.  Mental Health First Aiders have a more in-depth knowledge of mental health conditions, are aware of spotting the early signs and how to communicate in a non-judgemental manner.  They are then equipped to signpost to the appropriate forms of support and treatment, whether that be through the NHS or self-help. MHFA training teaches you to start those potentially difficult conversations with colleagues, family and friends alike.  Even in a crisis.

Cordell Health are running an Adult Two Day Training course in Slough at the end of February and would like to offer discounted rates for Social Enterprise UK members.  This open course is ideal for those small and medium sized enterprises that would like to do more for employee wellbeing, but don’t have enough staff for an in-house course.

For more information contact sue@cordellhealth.co.uk.