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Mon 19 Jul 2021
13:00 - 17:00

Venue: Online Live Session

Provided by: Faculty of Mathematics


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Mental Health Aware course by MHFA England

Mon 19 Jul 2021


The pandemic has put a strain on everyone’s mental health. This training helps us to become more aware of the mental health of people around us, and will give people tools and ways to help other people who might be struggling, and ways to look after one's own mental health.

This half day online course is ideal for everyone who wants to increase mental health awareness, tackle stigma, and support wellbeing. Developed by Mental Health First Aid England who focus on delivery of quality assured, evidence based training programmes aimed at increasing mental health literacy.

Target audience

CMS students and staff


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 19 Jul   13:00 - 17:00 13:00 - 17:00 Online Live Session Femke Cole

Learning outcomes:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to offer support to someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Topics covered:

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions; depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide, self-harm
  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together - starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Useful statistics
  • Helpful resources

What you will receive as part of the course:

  • A manual to refer to when needed
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

Instructor led course, online on Zoom

About the training provider

This course is being delivered by a qualified Instructor Member from MHFA England (Mental Health First Aid). They are the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training in England, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.


One half day session

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