ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR YOUR OPERATIONAL STAFF, BACK OFFICE PERSONNEL AND MANAGEMENT Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised set of training courses, designed to de-mystify mental health disorders and equip learners to support someone in crisis. At BDLD, we offer 5 different varieties: 1. Full 2-day version for people wanting to support adults. 2. Full 2-day version for people wanting to support children. 3. One-day Mental Health Champion course (adult version aimed at the workplace). 4. Half-day Mental Health Awareness course (adult version). 5. One-day Mental Health Awareness course (universities version). What’s The Difference Between the Half, One and Two Day Versions? In order to be classed as a full-on Mental Health First Aider, learners need to attend the 2-day version. During the training, we cover the main mental health disorders thoroughly, before applying a 5-step action plan to each one. The Champion one-day programme looks at each disorder, but more briefly, as well as considering how the 5- step plan can be used. The half-day “awareness” course provides a top-level overview of disorders to enable people to understand mental illness better. The “Youth” version of the 2-day programme covers the same areas as the Adult version, but with a particular emphasis on the disorders that are most prevalent in adolescence. We look at child statistics rather than adult ones, and consider some of the key pressures that young people face, such as social media and bullying. The Universities one-day course aims to give a broad overview of the particular stressors involved in higher education, and was co-authored by Student Minds. Which Version Is Right For You? Our aspiration is for 1 in 10 adults in England to become fully fledged Mental Health First Aiders. With 2 days of content, obviously we would like everyone to do the full version. However, we also recognise that two days “away from the desk” can be a big ask - and that is why MHFA England have developed the “Champion” and “Awareness” versions. Our recommendation, if your organisation can’t commit to everyone doing the 2 days, is to have the following: What Makes BDLD Different?  Over 1,800 people have trained to become MHFA instructors - so what makes us so different? Firstly, we deliver the personal touch. Both Kevin and Bob are qualified instructors, with highly effective, attention-grabbing delivery styles. And, most importantly, we guarantee that one or both of us will deliver the training. This is in contrast to many other organisations, who tend to use an associate model, supplying a freelance instructor from a bank that they have access to. We make this guarantee because we know that the quality of our delivery is first class - just take a look at some of the feedback below! Secondly we bring a highly credible background to our delivery. Bob is a former mental health practitioner who uses his experience from both the UK and overseas to inform delivery. Kevin is a former service user who can speak of first hand experience about the personal effect of mental illness, recovery and discrimination. Lastly, we offer highly effective pre- and post-course support. From regular reminder emails leading up to the training to exclusive access to our MHFA resources web page, we will ensure that everyone knows what’s in store, and feels supported to put their new skills into practice. Course Costs MHFA England recommend charging £150 per day for this training (i.e. £75 per learner for Awareness, £150 for Champion and £300 for full-on MHFA). However, if you are booking a group of at least eight learners and you provide a suitable venue, BDLD charges £60, £120 and £250 respectively (discounted for SMEs and not-for- profits). We can also offer a fixed price arrangement if you are unsure of how many will attend on the day. Course Feedback Below are just a few comments that our MHFA learners have made about our delivery. Course Booking At the moment, we can only accept group bookings, although we are building a number of partner networks through which individual learners can be booked onto a course. If you are an organisation with at least 8 learners, please contact mhfa@bdld.org.uk. If you are looking for a course for yourself, or have less than 8 learners, then you can book through ERSA.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid
ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR YOUR OPERATIONAL STAFF, BACK OFFICE PERSONNEL AND MANAGEMENT Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised set of training courses, designed to de-mystify mental health disorders and equip learners to support someone in crisis. At BDLD, we offer 5 different varieties: 1. Full 2-day version for people wanting to support adults. 2. Full 2-day version for people wanting to support children. 3. One-day Mental Health Champion course (adult version aimed at the workplace). 4. Half-day Mental Health Awareness course (adult version). 5. One-day Mental Health Awareness course (universities version). What’s The Difference Between the Half, One and Two Day Versions? In order to be classed as a full-on Mental Health First Aider, learners need to attend the 2-day version. During the training, we cover the main mental health disorders thoroughly, before applying a 5-step action plan to each one. The Champion one-day programme looks at each disorder, but more briefly, as well as considering how the 5-step plan can be used. The half-day “awareness” course provides a top-level overview of disorders to enable people to understand mental illness better. The “Youth” version of the 2-day programme covers the same areas as the Adult version, but with a particular emphasis on the disorders that are most prevalent in adolescence. We look at child statistics rather than adult ones, and consider some of the key pressures that young people face, such as social media and bullying. The Universities one-day course aims to give a broad overview of the particular stressors involved in higher education, and was co- authored by Student Minds. Which Version Is Right For You? Our aspiration is for 1 in 10 adults in England to become fully fledged Mental Health First Aiders. With 2 days of content, obviously we would like everyone to do the full version. However, we also recognise that two days “away from the desk” can be a big ask - and that is why MHFA England have developed the “Champion” and “Awareness” versions. Our recommendation, if your organisation can’t commit to everyone doing the 2 days, is to have the following: What Makes BDLD Different?  Over 1,800 people have trained to become MHFA instructors - so what makes us so different? Firstly, we deliver the personal touch. Both Kevin and Bob are qualified instructors, with highly effective, attention-grabbing delivery styles. And, most importantly, we guarantee that one or both of us will deliver the training. This is in contrast to many other organisations, who tend to use an associate model, supplying a freelance instructor from a bank that they have access to. We make this guarantee because we know that the quality of our delivery is first class - just take a look at some of the feedback below! Secondly we bring a highly credible background to our delivery. Bob is a former mental health practitioner who uses his experience from both the UK and overseas to inform delivery. Kevin is a former service user who can speak of first hand experience about the personal effect of mental illness, recovery and discrimination. Lastly, we offer highly effective pre- and post-course support. From regular reminder emails leading up to the training to exclusive access to our MHFA resources web page, we will ensure that everyone knows what’s in store, and feels supported to put their new skills into practice. Course Costs MHFA England recommend charging £150 per day for this training (i.e. £75 per learner for Awareness, £150 for Champion and £300 for full-on MHFA). However, if you are booking a group of at least eight learners and you provide a suitable venue, BDLD charges £60, £120 and £250 respectively (discounted for SMEs and not-for-profits). We can also offer a fixed price arrangement if you are unsure of how many will attend on the day. Course Feedback Below are just a few comments that our MHFA learners have made about our delivery. Course Booking At the moment, we can only accept group bookings, although we are building a number of partner networks through which individual learners can be booked onto a course. If you are an organisation with at least 8 learners, please contact mhfa@bdld.org.uk. If you are looking for a course for yourself, or have less than 8 learners, then you can book through ERSA.
Mental Health First Aid