Harbour-Cheshire are pleased to announce that our long-awaited Mental Health First Aid course will be starting in May 2021. Due to generous donations received for developing capacity for supporting mental health within the community, we are able to offer places on this course at a drastically reduced cost of £50 per person for local churches, community groups and charities.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses empower participants to notice signs of mental ill health, encourage them to break down barriers, listen in a non-judgmental way and to signpost to support for recovery. The focus of the skills developed is around prevention, early intervention and signposting. The course is evidence-based and having been trained myself, I can thoroughly recommend it!
Because of the current situation with COVID, MHFA England have moved to an online delivery model. This means the delivery of our course will be more spread out than the more ‘traditional’ 2 full days on a face-to-face course, but gives participants flexibility in how they allocate their self-study time around the face to face sessions. The course is a combination of online self-study, course workbook and sessions taught by an instructor and is certificated. This initial course will focus on Adult Mental Health.
Participants will need to commit to times as follows:
6 hours pre-course study over 1 month (beginning at the start of May)
Following on from the pre-course study:
Week 1 - Taught session 1: (2 hours)
Week 1 - 2 days reading time: (2 hours)
Week 1 - Taught session 2: (2 hours)
Week 2 - Taught session 3: ( 2 hours)
Week 2 - 2 days reading time: (2 hours)
Week 2 - Taught session 4: (2 hours)
Booking will close mid-April or once the course is full.
We would like to see as many groups in our local area as possible benefit from this opportunity; there are a limited number of places and once accepted onto the course, the £50 is non-refundable. A small number of bursaries may be available if the reduced fee proves difficult - requests will be considered by the Trustees of Harbour and will depend on the suitability of the candidate, recommendation of their organisation and the impact that this training will have on our local community.