Health Webinar | Mental Health First Aid: 4 sessions on - 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th August

9 Aug 2022 9:30 PM 8 days 3 hours

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Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham

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About this Webinar


This is a FREE WEBINAR on Health

Schedule : Aug 9th 2022 Time: 9:30 pm IST

Is this a LIVE WEBINAR : yes, this will be a live webinar

Is this an ONLINE WEBINAR : yes, you can attend this webinar online by clicking on the Button "Go To Event"

About the Speakers : 

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham


About the Event :


Session dates/times:

1/4: Tuesday 9th August @ 17.00pm - 19.00pm

2/4: Wednesday 10th August @ 17.00pm - 20.00pm

3/4: Tuesday 16th August @ 17.00pm - 20.00pm

4/4: Wednesday 17th August @ 17.00pm - 20.00pm

This 4 session course trains you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

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-judgemental listening

Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix


4 half day virtual course delivered across four manageable sessions

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan

We limit numbers per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn


Everyone who completes the course gets:

A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

A manual to refer to whenever you need it

A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Course structure

Session 1:

Why Mental Health First Aid?

The Mental Health First Aid action plan

What is mental health?

Impact of mental health issues

Stigma and discrimination

What is depression?

Symptoms of depression

Risk factors for depression

Depression in the workplace

Session 2:

Suicide figures

Alcohol, drugs and mental health

First aid for suicidal crisis

Non-judgemental listening skills

First aid for depression

Treatment and resources for depression


Session 3:

What is an anxiety disorder?

First aid for anxiety disorders

Crisis first aid after a traumatic event

Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders

Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders

Cognitive distortions and CBT

Personality disorders

Eating disorders


Session 4:

What is psychosis?

Risk factors for psychosis

Alcohol, drugs and psychosis


Bipolar disorder

Warning signs of developing psychosis

Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

Treatment and resources for psychosis

Recovery and building resources

Action planning for using MHFA


1. Who is this course for?

Everyone! This course is designed so that you don’t need existing knowledge of mental health, just like you don’t need a medical background to take a first aid course.

We would recommend MHFA training for anyone – just as it’s a good idea for people to have basic knowledge of physical first aid especially in the workplace. Here are just some of the people who benefit from MHFA England skills:

Line managers

HR professionals

Staff members

2. Do I have to attend the whole course?

You need to complete all parts of the course to receive a certificate of attendance., that is: all 4 sessions. All parts of the course are equally important to learn a safe grounding in Mental Health First Aider skills.

Please note that once you have booked on to a group (group 1 or group 2), you cannot switch to the other.

3. How often do I need to renew my MHFA training?

Like physical first aid, your MHFA training is valid for three years. We recommend that Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions attend an MHFA Refresher course every three years to renew their skills, update their knowledge of mental health supports, and practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan