Mental Health First Aid Qualification Package – 7.2.23 – 22.2.23 (5 sessions)
£300.00 excl. VAT
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
MHFA England training won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.
This course is delivered by Kate Wootton who is a quality assured Instructor Member and has attended the MHFA Instructor Training programme, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. Kate is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.
In addition to the MHFA qualification, we also include a session on how this might be applied in a charity retail context, using case studies and scenarios to bring the learning to life. If you already have the MHFA qualification, you are able to join the charity retail session as a stand alone course here
From our course, you will gain:
- A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
- Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
- Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
- Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgmental listening
- Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support
- How to apply your learning in a charity retail context
- A nationally recognised qualification
Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.
Tutors: Kate Wootton & Vicki Burnett
- Date: 7th, 8th, 15th & 16th February 2023
- Time: 9am – 1pm
- Length: 4 hours each
MHFA in a charity retail context:
- Date: 22.02.23
- Time: 9am – 11:30pm
- Length: 2.5 hours
Kate is an accomplished management consultant and executive coach, having worked extensively for international corporations and in private, public and the charity sectors.
She worked within the retail, automotive and manufacturing fields as Head of Learning and Development, Management Development Manager and Training Manager for over 15 years and comes from a strong background as Operations Manager.
In 2003 she set up The Ripple Concept Ltd and her experience is in developing and delivering Leadership development, resilience and communications skills programmes.
Kate moved into Mental Health training in 2018 as it brought back into focus her studies in psychology. She is passionate about understanding as much as she can about people’s behaviours so that she can support them.
She runs Mental Health First Aid, Awareness, Champion and Refresher courses as well as wellbeing and resilience programmes. Into each she brings her own particular experience.