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Wed, 29 Nov


Brighton and Hove

Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) Brighton

Become a MHFAider® by attending this Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England course - This course is delivered face to face over 2 days.

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Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) Brighton
Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) Brighton

Time & Location

29 Nov 2023, 09:00 GMT – 30 Nov 2023, 17:00 GMT

Brighton and Hove, The Dance Space, 2 Market St, Circus St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN2 9AS, UK

About the Event

This face to face Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®).

As a MHFAider® you will be able to:

  • Recognise those that may be experienceing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of proffessional help and other supports
  • Practice active listening and empathy
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
  • Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
  • Practice self-care
  • Know how to use the MHFAider Support App®
  • Know how to access a dedicated text support service provided by Shout

MHFA England value this course at £330 per person. We have subsidised places and early bird booking prices available but these are limited and we expect them to sell out fast, book now to avoid dissapointment.

Course Format

This is a classroom based course delivered by your instructor Adrian Thomas

  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two days. See course structure section below for more detail
  • Each session is built around our Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Classroom sessions will run from on;

Day 1: Wednesday 22nd November 2023 09:00-17:00

Day 2: Thursday 23rd November 2023 09:00-17:00

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a MHFAider®
  • A digital manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • Three year access to the MHFAider Support App®. (Further access can be mainteined by completing MHFA England Refresher courses)
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Course Structure;

The course is divided into 4 sessions, Sessions 1 & 2 are delivered on day 1 and Sessions 3 & 4 on day 2

Session 1:

  • Introductions and housekeeping
  •  MHFA and the MHFAider® role
  • Self-Care
  • Introduction to ALGEE action plan
  • What is Mental Health?
  • Frame of Reference
  • The Stress Container
  • Film and discussion
  • Session 1 quiz

Session 2:

  • What influences mental health?
  • The Mental Health Continuum
  • Applying ALGEE to case studies
  • What is Anxiety?
  • Film and discussion
  • What is a traumatic event?
  • Active listening and empathy
  • What are eating disorders?
  • What is self-harm?
  • What is substance misuse?
  • MHFA conversation practice

Session 3

  • Applying ALGEE to case studies
  • What is depression?
  • What is suicide?
  • What is psychosis?
  • Film and Discussion
  • MHFA conversation practice

Session 4

  • Recovery and lived experience
  • Applying ALGEE to case studies
  • Film and discussion
  • Boundaries in the MHFAider® role
  • Session 4 quiz
  • MHFA conversation practice
  • Moving forward in your MHFAider® role and your MHFA action plan
  • returning to self-care


  • Subsidised Ticket -

    These tickets are of limited to 6 tickets in total, once sold out our normal priced tickets will apply. These tickets are supported by our social responsibility fund reducing the cost by £100 from the recommended value.

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  • Early Bird

    These tickets are limited and offering amazing value at over 45% off the recommended course value of £330, early bird tickets are limited to our first 6 delegates Early bird prices are subsidised through our social impact budget.

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