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The Workplace MHFA Course
The course teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants learn a framework for communications, how to offer and provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help, and other supports, in an understanding and empathetic way.
Course participants receive a copy of the MHFA manual and a Certificate of completion
MHFA forms part of a pragmatic approach to an organisations wellness programme, contributing to a culture of wellness within the workplace community and the broader community of family and friends.
Mental health problems are a significant cause of absenteeism and presenteeism. An employee’s experience of mental health problems can impact their concentration, memory, decision making and motivation.
Early interventions, such as MHFA, can help staff feel valued and supported by their employer. Furthermore, MHFA can help create more positive and trusting relationships between managers and employees.
Make your workplace/company a better place to work by using this evidence based and internationally renowned training.
How we learn together
The course can be delivered over two days or in four 3-hour modules. Facilitated by MHFA Instructors, who are health professionals and/or have life experience of mental health problems, this face-to-face training is focused on new knowledge and skills and how they can be applied in a workplace setting. The course format caters for various learning styles providing opportunities to participate and practice skills using workplace case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.
Emerging mental health problems covered include:
Mental health crises covered include:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Severe psychotic states
Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
MHFA has a substantial evidence base
Research and evaluation has been integral to the MHFA programme since its inception led by co-founder Professor Anthony Jorm at the University of Melbourne.
Our vision is a supportive community in Ireland with a willingness to address mental health problems when they arise.