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SASC tick iconMental Health First Aid (MHFA)

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There is a big drive nationally, led by the CITB and large construction firms such as MACE to support mental health in the workplace and they are big supporters of MHFA instructor courses. There are three different adult MHFA courses available;

Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. What you learn will depend on the length of course you attend:

Two Day - Mental Health First Aiders, a practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:
  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support
One Day - MHFA Champions, an awareness and skills course which will teach you to:
  • Recognise the main signs and symptoms of common mental health issues
  • Provide initial support − Guide a person towards appropriate professional help
  • Be mindful of your own wellbeing
  • Develop an understanding of how you can create and maintain a healthier workforce or community
Half Day Half Day - Mental Health Aware

An introductory course designed to increase mental health awareness and give an understanding of how to look after wellbeing and challenge stigma. This is an interactive four-hour session which is popular with the building trade and can be delivered in either a morning or an afternoon session. Topics covered include;

  • Define mental health and some mental health conditions.
  • Understand factors that affect mental health.
  • Identify the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health conditions.
  • Feel more confident about starting mental health conversations
  • Understand how to look after your own mental health.
  • Managing mental health at work.
  • Take 10 together.
  • Recovery

SASC have a broad curriculum of safety and access training follow this link for Toolbox Safety Talks

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