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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mind in Bradford are working in partnership with Flourish in Mind to deliver MHFA training.​

​This open-access course is ideal for any organisation that would like Mental Health First Aiders at work.

Course details:

  • Two day course, from 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Dates available in May, July and October
  • £325 per person payable via credit card
  • Course delivered in-person from Bradford central location (BD1 3HT)
  • Trainer, Jennifer Rawlinson, has 13+ years experience in workplace wellbeing
  • 20% discount available for voluntary sector and not-for-profit organisations

 

Training dates

22nd – 23rd May Book now

17th – 18th July Book now

9th – 10th October Book now

Please read the booking terms and conditions before booking your place. 

Email [email protected] if you would like to pay for the training via invoice or if you are a voluntary sector and not-for-profit organisation and require a 20% discount code.

About the course

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

The course content is by Mental Health First Aid England. For a full breakdown of the two-day course visit the MHFA website.

 

What you’ll learn:

  • To recognise warning signs of mental ill-health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
  • How to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of their symptoms. This could include accessing mental health and crisis services, signposting to self-help resources or even support through someone’s GP.
  • An understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Meet your Mental Health First Aid Trainer​​

Jennifer Rawlinson is an accredited MHFA Trainer with over 13 years experience of supporting people with mental health in the workplace. Jennifer says:

“I have first hand experience of understanding how mental ill health can impact an individual in the work environment and have vast experience of effectively supporting individuals to flourish in the workplace.​​”

“My focus is to make workplaces safe places. Where people can talk about their mental health and gain the support they need from their line manager and colleagues without being judged.”

​Read Jennifer’s bio

Jennifer Rawlinson, Flourish in Mind

 

Venue

Address

Assembly, 20 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3HT

Travel

Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Interchange are both in walking distance. There are many paid carparks in walking distance with the closest being SIP Carpark (Google Map directions).

Accessibility

Assembly Bradford is on the 2nd and 3rd floors of a listed building, unfortunately we are unable to provide a lift. The stairs have low risers, long treads, half landings, and handrails to both sides. Please contact us at  [email protected] for further information regarding accessibility.

FAQs

Why is it important to invest in Mental Health First Aid?

Being trained as a Mental Health First Aider is as important as being trained in physical first aid.Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill-health. ​​

As a society, we tend not to look after our mental health like we do our physical health. This means we may not know how to support someone experiencing mental health problems, or where to go for help with our own mental health. This is something that MHFAs in the workplace can support with.

Support after qualifying 

After becoming a MHFA, you’ll have access to continuous support, so you are confident, empowered and motivated to carry out your role.

This includes:

  • Three years’ access to support and benefits
  • 24/7 digital support through the MHFAider Support App®
  • Exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®

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