Mental Health First Aid Workshop

Starts: 23rd March 2019, 9:30pm

Finishes: 23rd March 2019, 4:30pm

Call: 07871 172092

Address: 15 Vernon Street, Derby

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Become a Certified Mental Health First Responder!

We all have mental health, just as we have physical health. And just like our physical health may need taking care of from time to time, it's the same with our mental health. Our one day mental health first aid workshop is designed to act as an introduction to some of the most common mental health issues, giving you the knowledge and skills to help identify and assist people struggling with their mental health.

The course will cover:

- What is mental health?

- The stigma around mental health and the barriers to openly discussing our mental health

- The most common types of mental health : depression, anxiety, PTSD, Addiction, Bipolar and other psychosis

- How to approach someone if you are concerned about their mental health

- Mental health toolkit for supporting someone else

- How to self care, including protecting against compassion fatigue and burnout

- Developing a culture of support around mental health

At the end of the course you will be a certified Mental Health First Responder, with the knowledge and resources to provide first level response, whether that’s within the workplace, home or social environment. You’ll have the confidence and skills to identify and support others with their own mental health, as well as being more aware of your own.

The workshop consists of a mixture of presentation work, small group exercises and larger group discussion. We approach our training with three goals in mind - that the training uses the most up to date information and neuroscience to support what we're teaching, that the learning is interactive, fun and easy to pick up, and that the teaching is grounded in real world experience. What you learn is designed to be as effective as possible in helping you to understand and manage mental health. We don't use stuffy classrooms and boring powerpoint slides. We believe in hands on learning as a more effective and fun way of approaching our training.

You will be given a mental health first responder manual to take away with you and at the end of the course you will be presented with your mental health first responder certificate. This course counts as CPD, to the value of 7 hours.

Drinks and light refreshments are provided, however lunch is not included so please make arrangements for this.

Please Note:

This is a small group workshop. During our small group workshops we select smaller venues, and limit the group size to 6-7 people. This is to help those who might otherwise struggle with larger scale groups or venues. The idea is to make these smaller group workshops more cosy, comfortable and ultimately, more accessible to everyone. Larger mental health first responder workshops are also available later in the year, details at

About the Venue

Our Vernon Street venue is located within the city centre of Derby. A beautiful traditional townhouse, that has been converted for use as therapy rooms, with sofas, lounge chairs and large rooms. There is parking available outside the premises, at a cost of £2.40 for the day, with other on street parking available nearby. Easily accessible by bus, with the local train station around 15 minutes walk away. We're located with easy access from the A38 and A52. Unfortunately this building is not converted for wheelchair access, so please discuss this with us if you would require this.

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