This course has been specifically designed for all levels of staff. We have had numerous attendees from lots of different roles and they tell us how beneficial they found it.
See what others thinks of Mental Health First Aider
“Excellent - full of incredibly useful information and guidance on how to handle various situations, resulting in increased confidence in my own ability to assist someone who may approach me for MHFA, but also providing me with the confidence to be able to apply ALGEE in any given situation not only in the workplace but also outside. Fantastic trainers and a great group of co-trainees - all in all a very worthwhile couple of days spent on the course. I felt that this was an excellent course that others should definitely attend.”
"I loved the course. Sue was a very good instructor (proven skills, knowledge, answered all questions with exceptional timekeeping). The course was very comprehensive (manual) which will needs to be read outside of the course. The practical exercises and the video help the candidates/team apply the theory, information and instruction. In terms of my scoring, I marked 8 as I have the background knowledge and information but need to now apply the training. We had 8 candidates on the course. This was an ideal number. Excellent course. Would recommend to all."
"I thought the whole structure and presentation of the course was brilliant, Susan took questions and took the time to answer all queries we had. She understood when I got upset about a particular topic and allowed me to take time out. The general atmosphere was calm but engaging and I’d definitely recommend my peers to take this course."
We have an in-house training manager that coordinates all of OHC’s training courses, with support from our clinical support team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Listen to them let them talk, treat them as you would any other friend or family member. If you are worried about them then signpost them to their GP and if necessary, contact their GP if you are concerned about them. Go with them if they do not feel able to attend appointments alone.
Someone with mental health problems is no different to someone with a bad back. Ask them how they are, ask if there is anything you can do to support them or help them in the workplace. Treat them as you would any other colleague with health problems. Seek advice from a manager or HR department try not to deal with problems alone.
Alcohol can be a depressant so if you are already feeling depressed alcohol will make you feel worse. The temporary feelings you have whilst drinking will not last and may make you feel worse afterwards.
Some recreational drugs can lead to long term mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia.
Mental Health first aid does not make you an expert in mental health problems but it does give you the knowledge and skills to listen and signpost friends and colleagues when they are having mental health problems. The knowledge you gain on the course will give you the confidence to know what to say and where to point them in the right direction for help.