Wednesday 31 January 2018

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

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

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

This course will be led by an MHFA England associate who will be confirmed shortly.

Spaces available

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Day One:

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:

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)

1.45pm - 4.15pm Session 4: Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

4.30pm ENDS


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.

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.

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.


Andy Flockton - MHFA Associate

Andy is currently a self employed MHFA Associate who has been involved with MHFA England since its beginnings in 2007. He is an associate of NEMHDU and part of MHFA England's National Trainers as well as being one of our Workplace Associates.

Andy previously worked as an occupational therapist in the NHS for over 24 years in a range of mental health specialties. He has a special interest in recovery and increasing mental health capacity in mainstream services and with mainstream employers. Andy received a MHFA Champion Award from MHFA England in 2010 in recognition for developing MHFA in Hull and East Yorkshire since 2007.

Cost per delegate

Normal Delegate Rate - £490
Normal Delegate Rate (Residential) - £600
Friends of Unipol Rate - £400
Friends of Unipol Rate (Residential) - £510

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