Welcome to Mind Us All
Mind Us All delivers Mental Health First Aid training courses aimed at EVERYONE. Our mission is to increase mental health awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental ill health.
We deliver the Adult Mental Health First Aid Two Day course which qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.
What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?
MHFA is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, mental health first aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial early warning signs of mental ill health. Our instructors have completed the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England instructor training programme, which is accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health.
Would you know how to help?
Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.
- One in four people in the UK will experience at least one diagnosable mental health issue in any one year (Health & Social Care Information Centre, 2009)
- Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 20 to 49 (Office for National Statistics, 2015)
- Mental ill health is responsible for the largest burden of ill health in the UK, representing 28% of the total burden, compared to 16% for cancer and 16% for heart disease (Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2013)
Stigma still exists around mental ill health, although this is gradually improving. Mental health is part of our overall health and there can be no health without mental health. As a society we are aware how to look after our physical health, but not generally our mental health. People can often feel fearful and ill equipped to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue. This also applies in relation to our own mental health.
Why Mental Health First Aid?
MHFA is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. The Adult MHFA Two Day course leads to the Mental Health First Aider qualification.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even to potentially stop a crisis from happening.
- Learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health
- Develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone
- Learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms
- Gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
Why train with an MHFA England approved instructor?
MHFA England training, courses and instructors are continually quality assured, using robust assessment and evaluation measures. MHFA is an internationally recognised course, taught in 24 countries around the world. There are now over two million people trained in MHFA skills worldwide. More information about MHFA England can be found at mhfaengland.org