“Better mental health support at work could save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year.”

– Mental Health Foundation

Build a network of mental health first aiders in your workplace to create a supportive environment.

New Leaf Health are the specialists at delivering Mental Health First Aid in the workplace.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses are delivered by specially qualified trainers, in accordance with MHFA England guidelines. We offer three iterations of the course that provide different levels of knowledge and skill, but fundamentally these courses all focus on raising awareness around mental health conditions in the workplace.

The three courses offered are:

  • Mental Health First Aid Training – Two Day Course
  • Mental Health First Aid Champions Training – One Day Course
  • Mental Health Aware – Half Day Course

All of these courses are delivered in your workplace directly to delegates, and all attendees will receive a certificate upon completion. See below for more information on what each course covers.

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MHFA Courses

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.

We don’t teach people to be therapists, but we do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

The MHFA Training covers the following four sessions:

Session 1 Topics:

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace

Session 2 Topics:

  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care

Session 3 Topics:

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm

Session 4 Topics:

  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

What’s included?

  • Limited to 16 attendees per course
  • Delegates each receive a MHFA manual and workbook
  • On completion, attendees qualify as Mental Health First Aiders and each receive a certificate
  • MHFA England qualified and approved Instructors

This course gives attendees awareness and skills around mental health. Training is split into two sessions, covering the following topics:

Session 1 Topics:

  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session 2 Topics:

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
  • Action 3: Give support and information
  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional
    help
  • Action 5: Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace
  • Action planning for using MHFA

What’s included?

  • Limited to 16 attendees per course
  • Delegates each receive a MHFA manual and workbook
  • On completion, attendees qualify as Mental Health First Aid Champions and each receive a certificate
  • MHFA England qualified and approved Instructors

This introductory course gives attendees awareness around mental health. Training takes place in a four-hour session, covering the following topics:

Session Topics:

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Overview of mental health conditions
  • Recovery
  • Useful stats and resources to help support mental
    health in the workplace

What’s included?

  • Limited to 25 attendees per course
  • Delegates each receive a manual and workbook
  • On completion attendees receive a certificate to say
    that they are Mental Health Aware
  • MHFA England qualified and approved Instructors

Event Support Package

An eye-catching poster that you can print and display around the workplace advertising the details of the event. Perfect for break rooms, staff intranet and digital displays.

A cloud-based booking system enabling staff to book their appointment by clicking a link and registering a few details. Offline booking sheets are also available.

Our Operations Team provide dedicated support in the run-up to the day, ensuring everything is in place to make the event run as smoothly as possible.

“The was the second new Leaf course I have attended and both have need excellent. They are well paced, informative and delivered in a fun and interesting way. The MHFA course will prove useful not only in the work environment but in everyday life too and I would strongly recommend it.”

Euler Hermes

"I really enjoyed both days! The course was very thorough and the practitioner was extremely knowledgeable on all the subjects covered. It was also really helpful to learn how we can implement this within our organisation."

The PHA Group

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