Thursday 18 May 2017

Mental Health First Aid for Student Accommodation - Mental Health First Aider Training

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A two day course provided by MHFA England in association with Unipol Student Homes

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Suitable for: All staff in University or College settings who have direct contact with students

Please note: The residential rates for this course include a one nights stay and breakfast at Premier Inn - Leeds City Arena on Thursday 18th May 2017.

Unipol Student Homes, 155-157 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3ED

Full

Agenda

Day One: (short breaks will occur in each session)

8.45am - 9.00am Registration (tea and coffee available)


9.00am - 9.15am Welcome and Delegate Introductions


9.15am - 12.45pm Session 1: Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression


12.45pm - 1.15pm Lunch (provided)


1.15pm - 5.00pm Session 2: Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis


5.00pm Day One ENDS

 

Day Two: (short breaks will occur in each session)

8.45am - 9.00am Registration for Day Two (tea and coffee available)


9.00am - 9.15am Welcome to Day Two and recap


9.15am - 12.45pm Session 3: Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm.


12.45pm - 1.15pm Lunch (Provided)


1.15pm - 4.30pm Session 4: Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder


4.30pm ENDS

Synopsis

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Adult MHFA England courses can be attended by people aged 16 upwards and are relevant for the general population.

Everyone on an Adult MHFA England course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.

Each and every MHFA England course is delivered by a quality assured instructor, who has attended the seven day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Please note:

It is important to note that active participation and group support is strongly encouraged throughout the course, as this is a key part of the skills learning process.

Due to the topics being discussed group sizes are strictly kept to a minimum of 16 to enable your MHFA England associate to maintain a safe and productive learning environment for everyone.


Unipol Student Homes are working together with MHFA England to provide this training for colleagues of the student accommodation sector. You will be taught a set of skills that will enable you to support students that may be experiencing mental health issues.

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA England manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

 

Speakers

This course will be led by MHFA England associate Rachel Hunter, a behavioural change facilitator specialising in the field of mental health. MHFA England associates deliver the training in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills:

Rachel is a behavioural change facilitator specialising in the field of mental health and work related stress working within Hull & East Yorkshire Mind’s training subsidiary MindWorks for the last 11 years. She is the Training & Development Senior and takes the lead role in the development and delivery of bespoke mental health training for large organisations in the private and public sector.
 
In a training capacity, Rachel has a plethora of experience in working with managers and front line workers alike who are dealing with mental health issues. She places a strong emphasis on risk management and prevention, achieved by working with organisations in identifying, discussing and tackling issues before they become a problem.
 
Rachel has extensive experience and knowledge of preventive strategies and has trained and consulted with organisations on the development of primary, secondary and tertiary strategies for minimising the impact of poor mental health especially within the workplace. She is a also a registered International Trainer of both SafeTALK and ASIST Suicide intervention programmes.
 
Clients delivered to:
• BBSRC
• Blackpool County Council
• Cheshire County Council CRUSE
• DWP
• East Riding of Yorkshire County Council
• Family Housing Association
• Foundation of Light
• Great Places Housing
• HMP The Wolds
• HMRC
• Hull CVS
• Hull University
• Humberside Fire & Rescue Service
• Humberside Police
• IGEN
• National Autistic Society
• Regenda House
• Renaissance
• Salford university
• UK Hydrographics
• Various Job Centres
• Various NHS organisations
• Various Public Health Leads
• Viewpoint Research
• VVADS
 
Delegate Comments:
 
“Relaxed and very interesting. Great knowledge of subject”
 
“Very good style; relaxed but very informative with lots of personal examples”
 
“Knowledgeable and professional”
 
“Very clear and easy to understand. Very approachable”
 
“Rachel has a good teaching style and is very knowledgeable on the subject matter”
 
“Very open with discussions; helpful explanations”
 
 
For more information please visit The MHFA England Website

Cost per delegate

Normal Delegate Rate - £475
Normal Delegate Rate (Residential) - £585
Friends of Unipol Rate - £385
Friends of Unipol Rate (Residential) - £495

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