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
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.
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 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.
Aim: To raise awareness of the importance of promoting mental health in the workplace, and empower people to offer support.
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.
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