NACCOM launches free Mental Health First Aid course for volunteers

Thanks to a successful funding bid, NACCOM and Wellspring Therapy and Training are able to offer volunteers of NACCOM member projects a free two day Mental Health First Aid Course in Sheffield.

Mental Health First Aid training

When and where

The course will be delivered by Wellspring Therapy and Training and will take place on Friday 8th and Friday 15th November at the John Lewis Community Room within the John Lewis Store, Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 1EP (5 minute walk from Sheffield Station).

The course will run from 9.15am to 5.00pm on both days.

Cost

The course is worth £300 per person – we are able to offer the course for free, however there will be a small charge of £10 to cover lunch.

There are only 16 places available on the course, and we expect there to be a high demand, so in the first instance we will limit the places to three per member organisation. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

In addition, we are aware that there are likely to be paid staff members of NACCOM member projects who would also like to participate in the training, so we have reserved two places for staff at a cost of £150 + £10 for lunch each. These very limited tickets will also be allocated on a first-come and first-served basis.

What is adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can impact on people from all walks of life, and often affects refugees, those seeking asylum and other migrants.

Becoming a Mental Health First Aider

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.

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.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms.

You’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Each participant receives a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook. On completion of the course you will receive a certificate to confirm you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Click here to see the full course outline

How to book

If you would like to book a place on the MHFA course then please email Diane to book your ticket. Once you have paid your £10 deposit, which covers your lunch, you will be sent a registration link.

The deadline for booking tickets for this event is Thursday 24th October.

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