Over 1.5 million people contact Mental Health services in the UK each month. That's over 2% of the population. At First Response Training, we believe effective education is essential to support the millions of people who experience Mental Health problems. We offer training in a wide range of topics, from general introductory courses to specific conditions. Before they are awarded a certificate, the learners will usually need to pass an assessment.
Our Mental Health courses can be taught as traditional in-person classes, online webinars via videocall, and eLearning. First Response Training has over 100 trainers, located throughout England, Scotland and Wales, available to travel to your chosen location for classroom training. Our online webinars are all led by a qualified and experienced trainer who will cover all course materials, answer questions, encourage discussions, and present an assessment, just as they would in classroom training. eLearning is available online and can be completed by the learner in their own time. Once you have chosen your course and delivery method, your own account manager will select the right trainer and, if necessary, help you organise a venue.
First Response Training can provide the externally accredited, nationally recognised Mental Health First Aid England training courses, with trainers who are qualified and accredited to deliver the full MHFA suite, including Adult, Youth and Lite courses.
Mental Health Courses
Understanding Mental Health
Aim: To raise mental health literacy in all sectors of the community, in order to dispel the stigma and discrimination that exists through lack of understanding, and empower people to offer support.
Aim: To introduce learners to the concept of mindfulness and different mindfulness practices for relaxation and self-care.
Mental Health Awareness
Aim: To help healthcare support workers and adult social care workers gain an understanding of mental illness, the problems this can cause in daily life, and how they can support people.
Anxiety and Phobias Awareness
This training provides learners with a basic awareness and understanding of anxiety disorders and phobias, how they can be managed and treated, and how to offer support to someone dealing with anxiety or a phobia.
Aim: To provide basic knowledge of self-harm, its causes, how to recognise signs of self-harm and how to support individuals who self-harm.
Aim: To provide learners with an understanding of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), its causes and impacts and how to support people.
Bipolar Disorder Awareness
This classroom training course is delivered in person by one of our trainers. At the end of the 3-hour course, learners will have an understanding of bipolar disorder, its symptoms and characteristics and be able to support individuals living with the disorder.
Aim: To raise awareness and understanding of suicide, examine personal and societal attitudes towards suicide and understand how we may be able to offer help
This 3-hour classroom training ensures learners have knowledge and awareness of ADHD in order to gain confidence and understanding in supporting those with ADHD.
Introduction to the Autistic Spectrum
Aim: To ensure healthcare support workers and adult social care workers have the knowledge and confidence to provide support for people with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Loss and Bereavement
Aim: To provide learners with the knowledge required to understand the issues involved in loss and bereavement.
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers to understand dementia and help improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.
Mental Capacity Act Awareness
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with an overview of the Mental Capacity Act, to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to deal with situations relating to mental capacity.
Mental Health in the Workplace
Aim: To raise awareness of the importance of promoting mental health in the workplace, and empower people to offer support.
Managing Personal Stress
This course raises awareness of the effects of stress and introduces techniques that can be used to manage stress.
Knowing how to handle stress effectively and recognising it in yourself and the people around you are useful skills to have.
In the competitive workplace, pride is often gained from facing high-pressure situations head-on. However, while a little pressure may keep you motivated, too much is bad for your health and not conducive to productivity.
CPD Points Available
First Response Training offers CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points for successful learners. This means staff can complete our courses in order to meet their workplace CPD targets. Please get in touch for further details.
Our curriculum experts develop all of our courses in line with guidance from national bodies, including:
- Mental Health Foundation
- Learning Disability England
- National Autistic Society
- Autism UK
- Alzheimer's Society
- Dementia UK
- Dementia Guidance
First Response Training is an accredited centre with Advantage Accreditation and endorsed by Skills for Care. Course content is regularly updated to ensure learners receive the latest guidance.