26-27 Oct' 24 - Mental Health First Aid Online | AECC University College

Course - CPD

Mental Health First Aid Online


This 2 day online MHFA training course will teach you how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Marie-Clare Gale
Course Title 26-27 Oct’ 24 – Mental Health First Aid Online
Qualification CPD
Accreditation European Academy of Chiropractic
Duration 14 CPD Hours
Institution Code A65
Start Date 26 -27 October 2024
Location Online


This course is accredited for 14 CPD Hours by the European Academy of Chiropractic.

Registration Saturday: 08:45

Saturday: 09:00-16:30

Sunday: 09:00-16:30

We want to reduce our impact on the environment by limiting the amount of paper we are using for our CPD courses. Course notes: Not provided in hard copy. You will be notified by email to access notes via Dropbox or similar (this is free to access and you will not need to set up a Dropbox account).

Course Details

Would you know how to help?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect everyone.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for help with their own mental health.

Become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®)

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.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

By becoming an MHFAider® with us you’ll have access to continuous support – well beyond your initial certification – so you are confident, empowered and motivated to carry out your role. You will get three years’ access to MHFAider® support and benefits which includes 24/7 digital support through the MHFAider Support App®. From there, you will find exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®.

Presented by Marie-Clare Gale MHFA Instructor

At Sunflower Thinking we feel very humbled by the work that we do, to normalise what is often difficult to talk about – mental health. We are passionate about sharing our experiences and what we have been learning for nearly 20 years and bring focus and positivity to the most challenging of situations. If we think about our ‘why’, its about starting and holding a conversation, sparking an action in someone, seeing a lightbulb moment in others and helping people to feel less burdened and less isolated when it comes to the impacts of mental ill health, we want to contribute to a culture where no-one feels alone and where there is always, above all else, hope.
Our multiple mental health training sessions lead with empathy and experience, facilitating safe sessions, that can of course be daunting but step by step we can start to learn in an environment that evokes thought and a sense of togetherness. Training is a huge part of our lives and it really is our belonging and our ‘place’.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For more information contact the CPD team at cpd@aecc.ac.uk.

Online details

You will be emailed the online link approx. 1 week before the seminar

Terms and Conditions of Booking Click Here

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