Mental Health First Aid


12 Oct

10:00am - 4:00pm


NW Counselling Hub, Unit 10, Allenby Business Park, Crofton Road Lincoln LN3 4NL


Delegates will learn how to identify, understand and help anyone who may be developing mental health problems, and what to do if someone is distressed or in a crisis.

The MHFA course will be on 2 consecutive Saturdays, 12th and 19th October 2019, at NWCH Lincoln. Created by Mental Health First Aid England - it will be delivered by a MHFA England registered trainer, Val Goff.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID – 14 hours CPD over 2 days

On completion of the full 2-day course, delegates are awarded an Internationally recognised Certificate issued by MHFA England, confirming they are a qualified MHFA practitioner. Delegates also keep the MHFA England training manual that they will have used during the course, worth £25.

£140 (includes £25 for your MHFA England manual & internationally recognised certificate)

Val Goff is a registered Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor and experienced trainer. She delivers this 2-day course in an easy to digest, memorable way, teaching you how to identify, understand and help those who may be experiencing mental health distress and developing mental health problems.

Although some barriers are coming down, there remains widespread misunderstanding of mental ill health in the general population, coupled with the stigma associated with suffering from mental ill health. For some, that stigma leads to delays in seeking help and support and can result in worsening of their original symptoms.

Just as we learn Physical First Aid, Mental Health First Aid enables anyone (professionals or the general public) to recognise initial warning signs of mental ill health, which can affect anyone at any time. Studies have shown that approximately 1 in 4 British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year. Yet early intervention can lead to far better outcomes for mental ill health sufferers and reduce the long-term cost to the NHS.

By learning to recognise the signs that someone may be experiencing mental health distress, delegates will gain the confidence and skills to be able to help and guide towards relevant professional help. In its most powerful form, it may help delegates to save a life by learning basic suicide intervention skills.

It has been described by those who have previously attended as a "full on, highly practical" course, loaded with easy to understand information and exercises that make learning fun and enjoyable.

All delegates must attend the 2 full days to qualify for their Internationally recognised Certificate issued by MHFA England, confirming that they are a qualified Mental Health First Aid Aider.

Lunch / Drinks

Please bring your own pack up lunch

If you wish NWCH to provide a buffet lunch (range of sandwiches, etc.) this will be an additional £7.50 – payable when booking your course.
For specific dietary requirements, please email
NWCH will provide hot and cold drinks and biscuits at every course, at no additional cost
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