Mental Health First Aid (Adult Two Day) training

Event Date: 18 February 2019

Mental Health First Aid (Adult Two Day) training

Upcoming Course Dates:

 Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th February 2019

Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th March 2019

Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th April 2019

 (all 9.30am-4.00pm)

 YMCA Liverpool, 15 Leeds Street, Liverpool, L3 6HU

Mental Health First Aid is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid.

While most people are aware of common physical health problems, there is often a lack of understanding about mental health issues. This leads to stigma and prejudice, discouraging those affected from seeking help. This course was established to provide people with knowledge of the signs and symptoms of a range of mental health issues and the confidence to intervene and guide a person to sources of professional support. Such early intervention can reduce distress, help to preserve life and empower a person experiencing mental ill health to access support for recovery.

This course is suitable for a range of different community settings, business and service sectors – from commercial companies to services such as the police and prison services.

Course overview:

  • Day 1: Mental Health First Aid, mental health, depression and suicidal crisis
  • Day 2: Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in a Mental Health First Aid course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence responding to mental health issues
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

Cost: £169.99 per person (recommended price is £300)

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has accredited the programme and it is endorsed by the Department of Health

 Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and Adult Mental Health First Aid Manual, workbook and action plan z card to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

Lunch and refreshments are provided

For more information and to book your place, contact Learning & Development Officer Emma Carruthers on 0151 600 3530 or email

If you would like an introductory course designed to increase mental health awareness, Liverpool YMCA also delivers a half-day Become Mental Health Aware course.

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