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Mental Health First Aid in Wales

As License Holders of Mental Health First Aid in Wales our mission is to provide high quality evidence-based mental health information, training, education and services that are accessible and affordable to all. Our goal is to build resilience in individuals and reduce stigma in the community. 


Why is Training important?
Training is essential to equip people with the tools, understanding and confidence to deal with all kinds of mental ill-health and wellbeing issues. Given the current climate in the UK surrounding mental health, the likelihood of encountering issues both personally, and professionally is almost guaranteed.


Available Courses Include:
•    Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Wales
•    Mental Health First Aid Wales Instructor Training
•    ASIST, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
•    MHA (Mental Health Awareness) as well as MHA for Managers
•    Stress Management
•    Debt and Suicide
•    Bespoke training courses developed upon request

Training in Mind also hold the License to deliver Teen Mental Health First Aid in Wales, which will Pilot in early 2020.

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an invaluable program which provides knowledge and resources to persons that are 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 Mental Health First Aid Training Class in Walesuntil the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
The Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Wales courses are based on international MHFA Guidelines. The curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers, and consumer advocates.    

Participants will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies and confidence to help individuals experiencing a mental health problem. 
Topics covered include:
Developing mental health problems
• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Eating disorders
• 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
Testimonials
Instructor Training - “This inspirational training has allowed me to train staff in my school in the essential YMHFA skills. The content is detailed and relevant to Wales and the young people we are working with. I felt empowered and ready to begin the training and well supported in all aspects of the preparation for my subsequent courses.”
MHFA Wales, 2 day Course - “I would just like to express my sincere thanks to you… for the course last week, I found it very beneficial and I am sure it will assist me and give me a greater knowledge in dealing with mental health problems, should they arise when out and about on Duty. It will also be useful to have the knowledge and advice to pass onto others.”

Contact Mental Health First Aid Wales on:
Tel: 01495707360
Email: info@mhfawales.org
Or enquire using our online form at:
www.mhfa-wales.org/index.php?route=information/contact
 

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