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Adult Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)

Course Title:

Adult Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)

Course Number:

XXKR A30855

Venue:

Rycote Centre

Learning Area:

Health, Care

Level:

Level 1 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Alicia Vernon

Start Date:

11 July 2018

End Date:

25 July 2018

Session Time(s):

Wednesday between 09:00 and 17:00

Total Sessions:

2

Total Hours:

16

Class Size:

Between 8 and 15 learners.

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NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

Our Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Does the course lead to a qualification?

You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it. When you complete the two days you'll get a certificate to say you are a Mental Health First Aider.

Who is the course for?

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.

What do I need to bring?

Pen, pencil and notepad

Are there any additional costs?

No

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects.  You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Can I have help in the class?

Learner Support

If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know. We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.

Learner Support Fund

If you are struggling to pay your exam fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you. Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form. We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

Other courses with DALS

Visit our website for the latest course information www.derby-adult-learning-derby.org.uk

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:

meet enjoy learn achieve 

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email pat.ward@derbyals.org  You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

 

Venue Information

Rycote Centre

Address:

Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF

Parking:

Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System

Refreshments:

Limited Facilities
Cafe
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

Address:

Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 717930

Email:

enquiries@derbyals.org

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to enquiries@derbyals.org.

By Phone

To pay by credit/debit card or for more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 717900.

Fees

Category A Fee:

£120.00

You can also see more information on Fees & Reductions.

Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.


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