Mental Health First Aid
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To be able to provide mental health first aid to those in crisis.
• To be able to respond with improved confidence to those in crisis
• Explore different types of common mental illness
• To develop de-escalation techniques
This course is intended for those who are responding to people in a mental health crisis and who are wishing to develop their understanding of the field of mental health.
• What is mental health?
• Types of conditions e.g. Schizophrenia, Depression
• Understanding psychiatric terms
• Concerns of the candidates
• Use of body language- SATIR body categories
• Use of interventions
• How to respond to delusions
• How to build rapport with those in a mental health crisis
• Legal framework
• Understanding Medication and how it works
• Understanding role of drug misuse and mental health
• Sectioning under the 1983 Mental health Act and code of practice
• How to support sufferers
• Supportive strategies
• Mindfulness and mental health
• Understanding risk and mental health
• De-escalation techniques
• Anxiety and hyperventilation
• Dealing with self-harm strategies
• Use of risk in mental health
• How to respond to suffers in a psychotic state
This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.
This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.
Summary & Booking
This course is designed to allow people to carry out mental health first aid. It includes theory, practical de-escalation techniques and communication skills. It enables the participants to explore their own understandings and issues, as well as develop a basic understanding of psychiatric terms and conditions.