Could you be a Mental Health First Aider?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course delivered virtually over 4 half day sessions, that teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
You won’t become a therapist in two days, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
Learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
How to apply
If you would like to apply for Croydon’s Community MHFA courses please download and complete a Mental Health First Aider course application form (Word, 96 KB) and email it to MHFA@croydon.gov.uk.