This Adult eMHFA Wales course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to ‘customers’, friends, families and co-workers. Complete it from your home or office, at your own pace through interactive modules and webinars online.

Cost: £100 to SCVS member organisations.

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

The course structure is as follows:

Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health:

  • 1.1 Mental Health in Context
  • 1.2 Stigma, Risk Factors and Early Intervention
  • 1.3 The MHFA Model

Module 2: Depression

  • 2.1 Introduction to Depression
  • 2.2 Crisis First Aid for Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
  • 2.3 Crisis First Aid for Non-suicidal Self-injury
  • 2.4 The MHFA Action Plan for Depression

Module 3: Anxiety

  • 3.1 Introduction to Anxiety
  • 3.2 Crisis First for Panic Attacks
  • 3.3 Crisis First Aid for Traumatic Experiences
  • 3.4 The MHFA Action Plan for Anxiety

Webinar 1:

  • Revision of Modules 1-3
  • Role of The Mental Health First Aider
  • Application of The MHFA Action Plan
  • Self-care for the Mental Health First Aider

You will not be able to access Modules 4 & 5 until you have completed Webinar 1 with your Instructor.

Module 4: Psychosis

  • 4.1 Psychosis: Introduction, Myths and Stigma
  • 4.2 Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis
    4.3 Crisis First Aid for Acute Psychotic Episodes
  • 4.4 The MHFA Action Plan for Psychosis

Module 5: Substance Use

  • 5.1 Introduction to Substance Use
  • 5.2 Crisis First Aid for Substance Use
  • 5.3 The MHFA Action Plan for Substance Use

Webinar 2:

  • Revision of Modules 4 & 5
  • Stigma and Judgements
  • Application of The MHFA Action Plan

Upon completion of Webinar 2, you will gain access to your MHFA Wales certificate and be invited to provide feedback for the course.

As part of this course, you will be able to access the online version of the MHFA Wales Manual. You will be granted access to this on your browser, phone or tablet within 1 working day of signing up to the course. If you would like a physical copy of the manual, you will also have the option to purchase this.

The way it works is:

  • Participants view three online 'modules' in their own time during the week before attending
  • Webinar 1 – group comes together online for a 3 hours 15 minutes session
  • Then they view modules 4 and 5 online in their own time before
  • Webinar 2 - again group comes together online for a 3 hours 15 minutes session
  • The licensee has currently set a maximum of 8 people per course

Back to full Spring Term programme