Mental Health First Aid - Camden and Islington
Did you know: 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health problems in any one year.
In this two day course you will learn to recognise early signs of mental health problems and respond appropriately to assist people in your community, family or workplace. You will gain practical skills to offer initial support to someone experiencing and mental health problem, while keeping yourself safe. You will also be provided with local service information so that you can feel confident assisting someone to get the right support.
Who is it for?
Rethink Mental Illness offers two day Mental Health First Aid courses that are FREE to anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in Islington or Camden.
We also run one day Mental Health Awareness courses for public service workplaces - free in Islington and Camden for most non-mental health professional public facing staff. Please contact us for more details at: email@example.com
Mental Health First Aid - Regular (Adults)
Who is it for? – This course equips participants in the same way as a physical first aid course, teaching participants how to give initial support to someone experiencing a mental health problem until professional treatment can be accessed.
Book your two-day Adult Mental Health First Aid course now using our Eventbrite online booking system by clicking the link next to your selected course below.
CURRENT COURSE DATES:
- 13th & 14th July – Mental Health First Aid (Adult) – North London Buddhist Centre (Holloway Road) – Click HERE to book
- 3rd & 4th August – Mental Health First Aid (Adult) – North London Buddhist Centre (Holloway Road) – Click HERE to book
- 10th & 11th August – Mental Health First Aid (Adult) – North London Buddhist Centre (Holloway Road) – Click HERE to book
For any questions or other enquiries contact the Mental Health Training Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7840 3069
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Who is it for? – This course delivers the same principals as the adult course, but is for anyone who lives or works with young people (11-18). It will also cover other topics specific to young people that include child, adolescent and family psychosis, bullying/cyber bullying and promoting protective factors and good parenting.
CURRENT COURSE DATES:
There are no live dates at present. To express interest and go on the waiting list for this course, or for any questions or other enquiries, please contact the Mental Health Training Team on: email@example.com or 020 7840 3069
FAQ - Mental Health First Aid
What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?
MHFA is a two-day course that teaches participants how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and to respond appropriately. You'll learn how to help people in your community, family or workplace, and practical skills to support someone while keeping yourself safe, as well as local service information for signposting people to.
Who are the trainers?
Rethink Mental Illness has a team of experienced trainers who deliver both MHFA programmes in Islington. Thanks to external funding, we are pleased to be able to offer FREE places to those living, working, volunteering or studying in Islington or Camden on both the Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid courses.
What else do I need to know?
The 12-hour training programme is run over two days, unless otherwise stated programmes will start at 9.30am and finish at 5pm.
Delegates will receive a certificate and course materials upon successful completion of the course.
Why do Mental Health First Aid training?
There is widespread ignorance of mental ill health in the general population and there is the associated stigma too. For some the stigma can lead to delays in people seeking help and support.
There is also a lack of confidence in what to do if someone is distressed or in a crisis situation.
MHFA is a response to this with the aim of improving mental health literacy throughout communities, with the belief that mental health crises, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, can sometimes be avoided by early intervention.
People attending the course scored it an average of eight out of 10 for feeling more confident to help someone with mental health problems and for knowing where to go for help in Islington.
Want to know more?
Contact the Mental Health Promotion Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7840 3069
We can also provide quotations to deliver Mental Health Awareness or Mental Health First Aid courses outside Islington and Camden. Please contact us for more information.
Need practical advice & info? We can help.
Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
0300 5000 927 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays