Mental Health First Aid Lite

What is Mental Health First Aid Lite?

Mental Health First Aid Lite (MHFA) is providing initial support for someone in a mental health crisis situation or who is developing a mental health problem.

Who should attend MHFA Lite?

Those working / volunteering in the public, private or third sector will benefit and learn how to support individuals with mental health difficulties. The course is open to everyone.

Economic and social costs of mental health problems

• 23.1 billion in lost output in the economy caused by people being unable to work
• Stress, depression and anxiety are estimated to cost more lost days than any other work related illness.
• 80 million work days are lost annually
• At any one time nearly 1 in 6 of the workforce is affected by a mental health condition

Positive steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace, including prevention and early identification of problems, could result in cost savings of 30%.

In an organisation with 1000 employees, this is equivalent to cost savings of £250,607 a year (NIACE guidelines Nov 2009).

Course details

This 3 hour course will enabling participants to:
• gain a wider understanding, for themselves and others, of some issues surrounding mental health
• gain a greater understanding of how and why positive and negative mental health affects business
• work more effectively with people experiencing mental health problems 
• identify the discrimination surrounding mental health problems
• define mental health & some mental health problems
• relate to people’s experiences
• help support people with mental health problems
• begin developing a business case for promoting mental health in the workplace
• look after their own mental health. 

Individuals attending the course will receive the official MHFA Lite Manual and a certificate of attendance accredited by MHFA England.

Dates and Times

Dates to be confirmed, or contact us to arrange a course for you. 

For more information ring 0300 330 0635 or email [email protected]

Disclaimer: Mind BLMK will make every effort to run their training courses but reserve the right to cancel or change the dates of the above course should it be necessary to do so.