Chrissy Orson

Mental Health First Aid Training

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SERVICES FOR ORGANISATIONS & Schools

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised, accredited training course which teaches you how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health.  It supports you to provide help on a ‘first aid’ basis, just as you would with the physical first aid equivalent. 

MHFA is not about training you to be a therapist, but it does give you some therapeutic skills, such as listening, reassuring and responding.  It teaches you how to use these skills in a crisis, and to prevent crisis from occurring.

Chrissy Orson in a yellow scarf.

Adult MHFA training is aimed at those who are supporting those over 18, either within their workplace, volunteer work, or within their private lives.  Youth MHFA training is aimed at those working with young people aged 8-18. The MHFA course is the only such training accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and is endorsed by the Department of Health. Attendees on the MHFA course (2 day for those working with adults), have the option to continue their learning journey with a RSPH Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid.

Hear from Clients...

“The Mental Health First Aid training that Chrissy delivered to our team was incredibly insightful and valuable to our operations. The programme was well structured and Chrissy’s knowledge shone through in discussions throughout the course. I would highly recommend Chrissy as a training provider. It was meant to be a one off session but they have asked for more.”

Frankie Byrne, Youth Work Manager: Mahdlo Youth Zone

For Those Working with Adults

Ages 18+

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

(2-day training qualifying you as a Mental Health First Aider working with adults). For a course overview, see HERE

This course can be run for between 8-16 individuals.  It can be run as 2 consecutive days, 2 single days, or 4 half days.  The training can be delivered online or face-to-face depending on your needs.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARE

(1/2-day training) For a course overview, see HERE

This course can be run for between 10-25 individuals and can be delivered online or face-to-face depending on your needs.

For Those Working with Young People

Ages 8-18

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

2-day training qualifying you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider). For a course overview, see HERE

This course can be run for between 8-16 individuals.  It can be run as 2 consecutive days, 2 single days, or 4 half days. The training can be delivered online, or face-to-face depending on your needs.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPION

(1-day training) For a course overview, see HERE

This course can be run for between 8-16 individuals.  It can be run as a single day or 2 half days. The training can be delivered online or face-to-face depending on your needs.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH AWARE

(1/2-day training) For a course overview, see HERE

This course can be run for between 10-25 individuals and can be delivered online or face-to-face depending on your needs.

Investment

Investments to commission a cohort of accredited MHFA England training are as follows.

For those working with adults…

For those working with young people…

If you are a school, charitable organisation, or other social enterprise, please get in touch to discuss any discounts I may be able to offer.

Please note, it is the responsibility of the commissioning organisation to arrange training rooms and any refreshments.  Marketing materials to support promotion can be provided upon request.

Chrissy Orson trains organisations.

Follow up Support
for MHFA

I offer post-training support for organisations who have accessed accredited MHFA training. This may take the form of:

SUPPORT FOR THE ORGANISATION

Regularly reviews of how MHFAiders are being used and to consider the impact and Return of Investment of the role. This could include support with effectively embedding MHFAiders into the systems and structures of your organisation, consideration of what feedback mechanisms need to be in place, or training to highlight the role of MHFAiders to managers and leaders.

SUPPORT FOR MHFAIDERS 

Regular meetings with the MHFAiders to look at any key themes they’re seeing and how to best support with these. This provides a regular time to consider best practice, reflect on their experiences and raise any organisational challenges they’re facing whilst carrying out the role.

It could also be individual support for MHFAiders who have been emotionally affected by a disclosure or experience in their role.  Reflective supervision could also support with this.

HEAR FROM MHFA CLIENTS