This course is for everyone aged 16 upwards. A more in depth practical skills and aware- ness course designed to give:

− 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-judgmental listening

− Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate


 Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

 − Raises awareness and mental health literacy

 − Reduces stigma around mental ill health

 − Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

 − Promotes early intervention which enables recovery