Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental health first aid is just as important as physical health first aid.

In partnership with Art4Space and supported by Studio Moross, the mental health awareness and training company It’s a Playground will be facilitating the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid (England) course in Lambeth, London.

Dates:

  • 3rd and 4th February 2020 – Book here
  • 2nd and 3rd April 2020 – Book here
  • 4th and 5th June 2020 – Book here
  • 1st and 2nd October 2020 – Book here
  • 3rd and 4th December 2020 – Book here

COVID19 UPDATE: 
We have all been affected in some way or another by C-19 and as lockdown eases and we find new ways of working and supporting staff, we believe mental health first aid is more important now than ever.
Safety precautions will be implemented at the training venue and we have an to option to move the training to our large studio next door if we need to. The safety and wellbeing of our trainees are top priority.

This two-day course will be held in the unique, colourful space just 6 minutes from Stockwell Tube Station in Lambeth and will be hosted by Art4Space who will be adding in some of their own wellbeing tips and exercises to help support your wellbeing.

The two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

• 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

 

What to expect:

• Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

• Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan

• We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

 

Cost and takeaways:

The certified course is valued by MHFA (England) as £300 which includes:

• Light refreshments throughout the course (provided by Art4Space).

• A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

• A manual to refer to whenever you need it

• A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

• A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

• An It’s a Playground tote bag to help you “bag it not bin it” containing some goodies which will also help raise awareness for the importance of looking after our health (mental, physical and social).

Some thoughts from people who have completed the course with It’s a Playground:

“I could not have asked for a better course to further my understanding and help others in Mental Health First Aid. I even implemented mental health first aid just two days after the course and used my knowledge gained from Laura to help my employee. I will continue to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and break down the stigma that surrounds it. I cannot recommend this course enough and strongly advise everyone to consider taking it.”

–GM, Mindset London

“Both courses we’ve done with you now have been fantastic. We really believe in supporting our staff and the wider workforce so courses like this are relaly beneficial to us” – CEO, Middlesex Football Association

“This was absolutely brilliant! I feel empowered to go forward and help people and share my learnings with others to change culture and reduce stigma! Thank you!”

– Charitable Organisation

“Very useful and interesting. Easily understood format.

Worthwhile course which should be run in all workplaces”

– Anonymous

“Very good course with great instructors who both seemed enthusiastic and

were both keen to discuss certain topics. Great course, would highly

recommend”

– NS & I (National Savings and investments)

The course was excellent, very useful in my role. I feel like I have improved as a

result of the session”

– Welfare Officer, Lighthouse Club Construction Charity

“Fabulous trainers. Well structured course. Clear and concise.”

– Teacher, Edith Kay Private School

“Came into the course thinking it may be a bit wishy washy, but I was so wrong. Laura was engaging and informative. I have found the course has helped me personally as well as enabling me to help in the workplace.”

– City Pubs

“I will go back and recommend that this gets extended to other sectors within the company”

– Finance Manager, Restaurant Associates

“Was amazing, couldn’t recommend any more” – Lockton Companies

“This should be compulsory for senior management teams. I think the great power to the wider team is to understand that mental illness does not discriminate.”

Executive Producer, Sunset + Vine

“It’s an important course that more people should do”

“It was well taught, self-reflective and I feel more confident about mental health problems and solutions”

Student Support, BIMM

 

“Excellent course, thank you so much”

CEO, First Aid for Life