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Mental Health First Aid Training for School and College Staff in Hertfordshire

During this year's national Mental Health Awareness Week, Herts for Learning would like to highlight the Mental Health First Aid training we have available to schools.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Schools and Colleges - In-house, In-cluster or on one of our courses
1 day training for primary and secondary schools

Schools who have accessed the DfE funded 2 day Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training have told us that they are eager to be able to access this training for a wider range of staff.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally-recognised approach, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health in young people and provide help on a first aid basis. The training is relevant for people who teach, work, live with and care for children and young people.

Herts for Learning (HfL) has teamed up with accredited and experienced MHFA trainer, Irtiza Qureshi, to provide the much-needed additional opportunities for MHFA training, for both primary and secondary school staff, through this compressed one-day training course, Youth MHFA Schools and Colleges, which is fully certificated by MHFA England.

This training can be accessed through one of our central courses detailed below, with additional courses to be scheduled should there be sufficient demand in the future. Alternatively, Herts for Learning can deliver this training on demand in-house or in-cluster at a cost of £935 for HfL Shareholders, (£1070 non-shareholder price).

Please note that all courses, under MHFA England requirements, are delivered to a maximum of 16 staff.

To arrange your own in-house or in-cluster event for up to 16 staff at a time contact  in the HfL Wellbeing and Vulnerable Groups Team or call Alison on 01438 843299

The course will cover:

  • What is mental health and mental
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The five steps of mental
    health first aid
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Resilience
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm and eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Recovery

By attending the one day course participants will be able to:

  • recognise the symptoms of mental health problems
  • provide initial help
  • guide a young person towards appropriate professional help
  • be mindful of their own wellbeing
  • develop an understanding of how they can create and maintain a healthier and more productive learning environment

Attendance will be accredited by MHFA England

The first two centrally-delivered courses will take place on 29th June and 10th July

Date: Thursday 29th June, 2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
Cost: Shareholders £150 Non-shareholders £170
Course Code: 17PSE/032A

Date: Monday 10th July, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Apsley 2, Hemel Hempstead
Cost: Shareholders £150 Non-shareholders £170
Course code: 17PSE/033A

If these dates are not suitable but you wish to be held on a waiting list please also contact or call Alison on 01438 843299