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Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course - 10/11th Oct 2019

Mental Health Training 10/11th October 2019 at Hadrian School, Newcastle


Hadrian School in Partnership with HEADS Training are facilitating a 2 day training course on Youth Mental Health First Aid aimed at all school staff. The course is being facilitated over 2 days, broken down into 4 main areas. This is the fourth run of the course which has been very well received in the region.
The course will take place on the 10/11th October at Hadrian School, Newcastle.

This training is not accredited but is approved through Mental Health First Aid England.


The training is being facilitated by Bridget Woodhead from Traincon Services.

The content that will be covered as part of the training includes:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Adult MHFA courses can be attended by people aged 16 upwards and are relevant for the general population.

Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.

Each and every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor, who has attended the seven day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

What will I learn on a two day MHFA course?

Our MHFA instructors deliver training in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health

First Aid skills:

Session 1

Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression.

Session 2

Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis.

Session 3

Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm.

Session 4

Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

How will becoming a Mental Health First Aider help?


The course will:

  • Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health

  • Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy

  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support

  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue

  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Mental Health First Aider.

Booking Information

This course is being offered to schools at a discounted rate of £175 per delegate for the 2 day course with lunch (discounted from £249)

The course is limited to 14 delegates so please book quickly.

If you would like to book a place on the course please contact Hadrian School on 0191 273 4440 or email david.palmer@hadrian.newcastle.sch.uk

10 Oct 2019 09:30 - 15:30

Hadrian Education and Development Services
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Date and Time

10 Oct 2019 09:30 - 15:30


HEADS Training Centre - Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6PY


Bridget Woodhead
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