Are you Mental Health Aware?

  • Would you know how to approach someone experiencing a mental health crisis and get them the support they need?
  • Do you often let the fear of saying the wrong thing stop you from saying anything at all?
  • Are you concerned about your own resilience as you support someone through an ongoing mental illness?

You are not alone.

A common fear among our mental health trainees is the fear of saying or doing the wrong thing when supporting someone experiencing mental ill health – often someone they care about.

As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. It’s not as simple as putting a plaster on a wound. You can’t always see the problem and, often, those living with it find it hard to put how they feel into words.

I’m here to tell you that saying something is always better than saying nothing at all, but you don’t have to navigate the conversation on your own.

Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness training, led by experienced professionals, can help break the stigma and give you the tools to support yourself as you support others.

Mental Health Courses, delivered by Siendo, are available to book now…

Our Mental Health Courses at a glance

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

This course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:
  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing;
  • 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 further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.
Format:
  • Two-day, face to face, course across four manageable sessions**
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • Each session is built around a 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.
  • For the duration of this course, you will have an instructor on hand to support you through this learning experience.

**Due to COVID-19 and the desperate need for mental health support: MHFA England have adapted their two-day F2F course to fit the online world. The online course will be split across four live sessions to provide a comfortable blend of live training sessions and self-learning activities.

Takeaways:
  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
Materials:

MHFA England will send the delegate manuals and workbooks directly to each delegate. Therefore, each registrant must provide a postal address in order to book onto an online course. Postal details will be entered by the delegates onto MHFA England website directly, so your instructor will not have sight of your address and this will remain private.

There is a six-day lead time for receiving materials. This means that delegates must register within six days of the course start date in order to receive the materials in time.

Following completion of the course and feedback form, you will receive an electronic certificate to show you are a qualified ‘Mental Health First Aider’.

Any questions, feel free to reach out: hello@Siendo.co.uk.

‘Mental Health Aware’ – Online Course

‘Mental Health Aware’ is a fantastic half day, introductory course designed to increase mental health awareness, as well as improve our understanding of how to look after our own wellbeing.

The course covers:
  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
Materials:

MHFA England will send the delegate manuals and workbooks directly to each delegate. Therefore, each registrant must provide a postal address in order to book onto an online course. Postal details will be entered by the delegates onto MHFA England website directly, so your instructor will not have sight of your address and this will remain private.

There is a six-day lead time for receiving materials. This means that delegates must register within six days of the course start date in order to receive the materials in time.

Following completion of the course and feedback form, you will receive an electronic certificate to show you are ‘Mental Health Aware’.

By the end of the course:
  • You will have some practical tools for looking after your own mental health and wellbeing.  
  • You will gain confidence to support others who may be experiencing mental health issues.
  • You will have an informative course manual and workbook to facilitate your continued self-study.

*Due to COVID-19, and the desperate need for mental health support, we have adapted the half day course so this can be delivered online. This course is currently only available online.