2 day Mental Health First Aid course


24/02/2022 - 25/02/2022 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

When: 24th & 25th Feb 2022

Time: 9-5pm

Location: TBC

Contact no: 0191 4178043

 (Please be aware this course if for people who want to support adults, if you are supporting children 8-18 we recommend the Youth Mental Health First Aid)

Attend this internationally recognised in-depth course and become a Mental Health First Aider.

The offer is for 2 people to attend (per business/organisation) and additional demographic information is requested by funders as a requirement to attend the training.*

Deadline for bookings is: 10th Feb 2021 

Aims: 1 in 4 workers will experience depression, anxiety or stress at any one time and 45% of all working days lost to ill health are due to these conditions. The average cost of mental health related absence is £522 per year for every employee. Creating Mental Health awareness and promotion is therefore a vital element in every successful workplace.

Objectives:  You will develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to:

  • Understand in-depth and recognise the warning signs of a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, suicidal thoughts, self harm, eating disorders, psychosis and bipolar disorder.
  • Use non-judgemental listening skills and the MHFA Action plan to have a conversation with someone about their mental health.
  • Promote positive mental wellbeing, challenge stigma and support someone to recover good mental health.
  • Guide someone towards professional, community and self-help support.
  • Intervene when someone is experiencing a crisis in their mental health, including suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, trauma and acute psychosis.

*This  training offer comes via Better Mental Health Funding and is focused upon those who address health inequalities across the City Of Sunderland and is available for working age adults  (For information on health inequalities please visit https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/media/24026/JSNA-Mental-Health/pdf/J S  NAMentalHealth.pdf?m=637628965863100000)

Please ensure you are able to complete the full course before booking as not attending, leaving the course without explanation or cancelling within 7 days prior to the course commencing will incur a £50.00 cancellation fee.


Supportive Person

A supportive person is required as the course can be emotive and we need to have a person in place should you require additional support during the course, this can be a colleague, friend, relative etc.

Organisation Info

If attending a workplace course, you must provide details about the organisation

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Whilst there is no payment taken at the time of booking your fully funded space via our online booking system Washington Mind reserves the right to charge a £50.00 fee as agreed with funders for the following:

  • Cancellation of attendance within 0 - 7 days before the training session
  • None attendance on the day of the training session ( DNA)
  • None completion of all sessions that apply to delivery of the course in full.
  • An alternative delegate may be substituted by an organisation without charge for the whole course. Delegates can NOT be substituted partway through the training course.
  • The delegate is aware that Washington Mind’s mental health training programme covers emotive subjects such as suicide, self-harm, death and dying.
  • By submitting the booking form, the delegate agrees to the dates, times and the subsequent charge referenced
  • The delegate must be able to attend the training session in FULL
  • Washington Mind reserve the right to cancel a training session for operational reasons at any time
  • Please contact Washington Mind if you wish to discuss or clarify anything further before making a booking

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