Mental Health First Aid Training Courses
We provide a range of Mental Health first aid courses to cover both statutory workplace requirements and organisations that want to provide training for their staff. A number of our courses are also suitable for those with a general interest in Mental Health.
Part of some of the courses are now available online and being live streamed using ‘Zoom‘. It’s the same great training achieving high levels of interaction and is still being delivered by a knowledgeable and experienced trainer. Where required all course materials are provided in advance of training, all you need is access to the internet and a suitable device (computer, laptop, I-pad or similar) to join in.
“I enjoyed this training and trainer was very good. She explained well and made me understand the importance of the evacuation chair. 10/10”
AT, Fresenius, March 2018
Our portfolio of Mental Health First Aid training includes:
- 2 day Mental Health First Aid
- Half Day Mental Health Awareness
- 3 E-Learning Mental Health Awareness Courses:
- MCA and DOLS (Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) (EL39) - CPD
- Mental Health Awareness (EL40) - CPD
- Stress Management (EL48) - CPD
Why do our customers choose us?
Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year.
Whether you choose a single place on our open course or training for an entire staff team, our choice of courses provide delegates with essential managing mental health knowledge.
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.
Evidence suggests a healthy workforce is good for business. Benefits 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
The programme provides the skills, knowledge and understanding of first aid for mental health and how to effectively support those experiencing distress. We will employ a variety of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual delegates.
PLEASE NOTE: These courses focus 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
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
The courses enable mental health first aid. Delegates will get a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect general wellbeing. The course's teach 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 the face to face courses, delegates will receive a printed course certificate of attendance from MHFA England, the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training in England. With E-learning courses, they receive an E-certificate on successful completion.
Our ‘mental health first aid’ 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.
Post course our team of consultants and trainers are available to answer any questions you might have. You’ll also receive an automatic reminder prior to course expiry.
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 or organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.
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.
Find out more
Open Course Diary
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.
First Aid FAQ's