Course description

This course provides an opportunity for those who have previously completed Mental Health First Aid training to recap underpinning knowledge and build confidence. You will further develop your understanding and skills in supporting someone who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. This is an interactive course which requires student participation in practical demonstration and presentation of skills learned.

Please note:

The course is not intended to provide individual support for mental illnesses, but rather to develop skills in recognising and responding to difficulties and providing initial support. The training room is not an appropriate therapeutic environment for sharing personal trauma. If you need support with your own mental health, or those close to you, please contact your local mental health services or GP. You can find helpful information on the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/ If someone is at immediate risk of harm, call 999.

If you are a student at the college and require support, please contact advice@northern.ac.uk
It is important that if you have any learning support needs, including any mental health issues which may be triggered by the content of the course, that you declare these and have a learning support assessment, so we can ensure appropriate support is available before enrolment.

What can this course lead to?

This course is beneficial for those who have been out of education or work for a while and are looking to gain new knowledge and skills. You could progress on to further short courses such as Exploring Mental Health Issues and/or progress to gaining a qualification such as the Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness. Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.

Location

Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 10 December 2022 - 11 December 2022

  • Saturday 10 Dec 2022 to Sunday 11 Dec 2022

Session dates for 22 April 2023 - 23 April 2023

  • Saturday 22 Apr 2023 to Sunday 23 Apr 2023

Course fees and funding support

FREE*

* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £25.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.