NEW Mental Health First Aider® 
(MHFA - Adult - 2 day) 

New courses updated regularly 

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Join Manx Minds for the new, updated MHFAer® course launched in September 2022. With Manx Minds you will learn on an easily accessible course run for for local people and business. Brought to you by an Isle of Man resident instructor and fully accredited by MHFA England. By completing the two days of training on the  MHFA (Adult) course run by Manx Minds you’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

Full information about the MHFAer® course is available via this link

The last few years have been hard on everyone. Amidst a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and changes to the ways we work, the need to support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing is greater than ever. With Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training you will be accessing the very best evidence-based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course available. Our training is grounded in research and developed with clinical practitioners. It is proven to increase MHFAiders® confidence in supporting people with mental health issues.
With our new offer, training doesn’t stop when the course comes to an end. We provide continuous support for MHFAiders® – well beyond your initial certification – so you are confident, empowered and motivated to carry out your role.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more. What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you. 

Watch this video to understand more about how MHFA® training can help to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.

Why become a Mental Health First Aider®.

By training with us you will gain:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers

       and signs of mental health issues

  • The confidence to step in and support someone to recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

  • Three years of access to the MHFAider Support App® with 24/7 digital support

  • Access to exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities, and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®

MHFA training doesn't stop when the course comes to an end. MHFA England offers continuous support for MHFAiders®, well beyond your initial certification, to ensure you can lead impactful MHFA interventions.

As an MHFAider® you will get automatic 24/7 digital support through the MHFAider Support App®. From there, you'll find exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities to grow your confidence, and gain the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®.​

This support will give you an opportunity to:

  • Keep your learning alive 

  • Quickly reference something 

  • Connect you with a group of people improving the mental health of the nation 

The role of the Mental Health First Aider®.

A Mental Health First Aider® is the go-to person for anyone who is going through some form of mental health issue. The first aider will be present to help guide the person in distress to the relevant help that they need. They will also have the relevant knowledge to be able to spot someone who is developing a mental health issue. They will, therefore, be able to intervene before it escalates.

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Being a Mental Health First Aider® doesn’t qualify you to provide therapy to someone who may need it. They are there to support an individual and help to make their life at work easier. It is important not to be judgmental and to encourage them to access the professional support that is available. An important part of the role is assessing the individual; if the person is getting worse and may be moving towards self-harm or suicide additional help may be needed.

Confidentiality is key in this role, just like a medical or disciplinary issue within a company, each discussion must be protected.In the same way as accident forms need to be filled in by a regular appointed Medical First Aider; this is also the case in terms of mental health. Critical incidents need to be recorded when necessary to help with the individual’s progression.