18.10.2021

Mental Health Training – Frequently Asked Questions

Mental Health Training – Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it for?

Everyone can benefit from MHFA England courses! Our courses are created so that you don’t need any prior understanding of mental health, much like a first aid course doesn’t require any prior medical expertise.

We would suggest MHFA England training to everyone, just as having a basic understanding of physical first aid is a good thing.

Does MHFA training work?

We think that MHFA England training is an important component of a well-integrated mental health care system. Each of our courses is based on research and produced by mental health specialists in collaboration with people who have lived with mental illness.

The usefulness of MHFA training in England and around the world has been repeatedly established via research and evaluation. In our case studies, you may also learn about the impact of our training on a variety of organisations.

How to become a mental health first aider?

A Mental Health First Aid course is required to become a Mental Health First Aider. This course will teach employees how to recognise warning signs of mental illness and how to help coworkers in need both during crises and after they have recovered. This course will help you:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness.
  • Initially assist people who are in need.
  • A guide to getting the right expert aid.
  • Learn to take care of your own mental health.

How long does a workshop last?

A Mental Health First Aiders course requires 15 hours, in a format of 7 hours of self-study through the online hub and 8 hours of live sessions with other learners and instructors. 

If you’re interested in shorter sessions, check out Joyful Living’s other courses, such as our Online Mental Health Awareness for Managers course and our Online Mental Health Awareness for Employees course, both customisable to 60/75/90 minutes, with a maximum number of participants of 100. 

How is the workshop delivered?

 The workshop will be delivered through Zoom or the company’s video software. 

Who is the course suitable for?

It is suitable for both managers and employees.

Do you know any emergency contact information for someone who is in a difficult situation? Or do you have contact information for local mental health organisations?

In the event of an emergency:

  • Dial 999.
  • Go to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department (A&E)
  • If you or someone else needs medical care right away but it isn’t an emergency, call 911.
  • Dial 111. This is a free number. They can connect you with crisis support programmes and mental health organisations in your region, as well as provide health advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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