ERSA has partnered with Future Path to deliver a series of two day training sessions aimed at frontline staff.

MHFA delivered to our sector, by our sector

Mental Health First Aid is a two-day international training course designed to help its participants to:

• Understand mental health disorders
• Spot someone in crisis
• Have conversations about mental ill health
• Provide information on recovery options and support

Register your interest for Leeds, Manchester West Midlands and other locations in England. Bespoke courses which can be delivered directly to your organisation at your own premises. 

Contact Laura Benfield, Events and Marketing Manager, or 020 3757 4915. 

Forthcoming events 

Thursday 25  – Friday 26 January 2018 | 9.30am – 4.30pm

Delivered by Kevin Moore FIEP, Chief Executive, Future Path and Mental Health First Aid Trainer
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The fee includes refreshments and lunch throughout the day and a MHFA manual and workbook. When you have completed the course, you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Future Path are experienced MHFA instructors, bringing a unique “welfare to work” context to the delivery. Between them our trainers bring decades of sector experience, current management expertise of mental health employment programmes, lived experience of mental ill health and the highest quality of training delivery. We have trained hundreds of Mental Health First Aiders, including DWP Work Coaches, DWP management, local authority frontline staff and welfare to work personnel.

“ This should be mandatory training for ALL frontline staff”

                             “I feel better equipped to support my advisers’ well-being”

“Quite possibly the best training I’ve ever been on”

                                                         “An inspirational and amazing trainer”

”Used his own experiences really powerfully”

What will I learn on a two day MHFA course?

Our MHFA instructors deliver training in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills:

Session 1 – Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression.
Session 2 – Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis.
Session 3 – Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm.
Session 4 – Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Adult MHFA courses can be attended by people aged 16 upwards and are relevant for the general population.
Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.

1 in 4 people in this country experience poor mental health each year. That’s a huge number – just divide your staffing by four for a moment to see what an issue this is in your workplace.

Once you’re unemployed for just three months, you’re 4-10 times more likely to experience anxiety and/or depression. Now think of the length of unemployment that many of our clients live with.

One in five suicides worldwide is linked to unemployment. Statistically, that’s about 1,200 people in this country each year; 100 a month; about 3 people every day.

How do you ensure that your staff can spot someone in crisis and know what to do?

And how well does your organisation support your frontline staff’s mental health?

Seminar fees:

ERSA member*    £200 plus VAT                               Standard               £250 plus VAT

Each and MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor, who has attended the seven-day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course, you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Terms and conditions

Joining ERSA files (New rates for 2020-21)

*ERSA membership rate also applied to members of GUAC and IEP. VAT will be applied at the current rate. Cancellations seven working days or less before course date will be charged at 100%. A substitute attendee is allowed at any time at no extra cost. Seminar subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Minimum numbers to be confirmed seven days prior to start date. Bookings are managed by Eventbrite and payment can be made via credit/debit card, invoice or cheque. All payments must be settled in advance of the seminar, please email should you have any payment queries.