Carlisle Eden Mind delivers a range of Mental Health First Aid Courses that are accredited by MHFA England. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is training courses which teach people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
Becoming a Mental Health First Aider won’t make you a therapist just like a physical first and course deny make you a doctor. It will, however, 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. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.