Adult - Mental Health First Aid Wales – 2 Day Course

Why attend the Adult Mental Health First Aid Wales course?

The 12 hour AMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, families and co-workers.

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves

The Adult Mental Health First Aid (Wales) course is based on international MHFA Guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers, and consumer advocates.

What will I learn?

As a participant, you will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in helping individuals experiencing a mental health problem. Topics covered include:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

The Adult Mental Health First Aid Wales course is now available as a qualification.

To gain a qualification in MHFA Wales you will need to attend the full Adult MHFA Wales course, at the end of the course you will have the opportunity to complete an accredited workbook. The workbook will need to be assessed by your instructor before you are awarded the qualification.

MHFA Wales courses are accredited by Agored Cymru in partnership with Adult Learning Wales.

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