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Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course – WB03

Our Mental Health First Aid Refresher training is to empower Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders®) to maintain their skills with regular Refresher training which will renew their skills, update their knowledge of mental health supports and gives them the chance to practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan. *PLEASE NOTE* Only MHFAiders that completed the 2-day MHFA programme are eligible to attend the Refresher programme after 3 years of completing the MHFAider programme.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) strongly advise employers to undertake regular refresher training, something we support, to ensure those trained maintain their skills and are updated on any changes in practice.

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March 2022

Why do our customers choose us?

Whether you choose a single place on our open course or training for an entire staff team, this half day refresher course provides Mental Health First Aiders with essential mental health knowledge.

This course will enablie your MHFAiders® to refresh their skills, the same way your physical first aiders do, and is a great way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to treating mental health and physical health equally. We believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health – and just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to-date. We recommend MHFA Refresher training every three years.

Investing in the course will keep your MHFAiders® motivated, empowered and confident to carrying out their roles, and give you the peace of mind that they can perform their duties effectively.   

Our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainers all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by professional qualifications.

They have gained their hands-on first aid experience from a variety of different backgrounds over many years including nursing, armed forces, emergency services, hospitality, Voluntary Aid Societies, as well as other industry sectors before becoming qualified instructors.

The more we know and understand, the more we are able to prevent, manage and treat ill health.

Teaching 18,000 delegates a year Acorn Health & Safety offer training to individuals, groups and entire staff teams we are committed to providing excellent training delivered in a relaxed, yet informative style.

How do we approach mental health first aid training?

There are three levels of intervention where organisations could support the health and well-being of their employees – by preventing, managing and treating issues. The first step towards overcoming obstacles is to increase our knowledge, awareness and self-awareness. The more we know, the more we understand, and the more we understand the easier it becomes to do something about challenges that come our way.

We cannot ignore mental health when we consider Health and Safety strategies in the workplace.

Mental health is an integral element of our overall health and it should be accepted and acknowledged so that we can learn how to prevent, manage and treat it pretty much in the same way we do with physical health. Prioritising your mental health is more important now than ever before.  The more you know and understand mental health, yourself and how to maintain resilience and balance, the stronger you will be during these uncertain times.

Mental Health Refresher training is a MHFA England accredited programme designed to raise awareness and effectively support your own and the mental health of others.

This course can be delivered either face to face or via online video conferencing. Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

Evidence suggests a healthy workforce is good for business. Benefits of attending this course, that organisations can expect to see, will include:-

  • Reduced sickness absence from work
  • Reduced accidents at work
  • Improved employee retention
  • Higher employee engagement and commitment
  • Higher work productivity
  • Enhanced employer brand
  • Greater employee resilience

Should you have any questions relating to the accessibility of this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

PLEASE NOTE: This course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. The delegate can leave the course at any time if they feel overwhelmed

This course is of half day duration

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

This 4 hour course refreshers mental health first aiders qualification. Delegates will get a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect general wellbeing. This course teaches practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and gives the delegate the confidence to step in and support a person who may need assistance.

We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts.  On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a printed course certificate of attendance from MHFA England, confirming you are a Mental Health First Aider. MHFA England are the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training in England. You will also receive a manual to refer to whenever you need it and a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health.

Our ‘mental health first aid refresher’ course is just one of over 60 courses we offer.  Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.

We can provide a wide variety of accredited or tailor-made courses, these can be ‘in-house’ or ‘open’ programmes.

Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation.  These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.

We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals, organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.

Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.

For other courses, relevant to your industry or sector please see our industry information page, alternatively we have found that people attending this course also attend:

Not every course can be 'off the shelf'.

Our tailored health and safety training is aimed at meeting the needs of customers who have specific subjects to be covered within their health and safety staff training.

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Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.

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