Venue: HEADS Training Centre, Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date: 2020 date TBC  (9.30am – 4.30pm)
Cost: £175.00 (lunch and refreshments included)
Tutor: Bridget Woodhead – Traincon Services

On the 9th January 2017 Teresa May announced reforms on attitudes towards Mental Health and committed to investing monies into training Teachers and staff to help them identify and support young people with mental health issues. There has been no timescale identified but HEADS are proactively offering training in March 2017.

HEADS Training in partnership with Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne currently deliver First Aid Training to many of the Newcastle schools and are facilitating a 2 day training course on Adult Mental Health First Aid aimed at all school staff. The course is being facilitated over 2 days, broken down into 4 main areas.

This training is not accredited but is approved through Mental Health First Aid England.

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.

Each and every 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

The training is being facilitated by Bridget Woodhead from Traincon Services.

The content that will be covered as part of the training includes:

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

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.How will becoming a Mental Health First Aider help?

The course will:

– Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health

– Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

– Raises awareness and mental health literacy

– Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support

– Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

– Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue

– Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Mental Health First Aider.

The course is limited to 14 delegates so please book quickly.

If you would like to book a place on the course please contact Hadrian School on 0191 273 4440 or email david.palmer@hadrian.newcastle.sch.uk