We are Buckinghamshire Mind, your local mental health charity. As your expert mental health partner, we specialise in delivering professional training courses to support people to live well in their communities and thrive at work.

Our Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) two-day training is accredited by MHFA England and qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

We know that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. The biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK is stress, anxiety and depression, with mental ill-health costing employers £34.9 billion each year. Improving the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30 per cent or more of these costs.

The course will build employees’ confidence around mental health, stop preventable issues, encourage a faster recovery from long-term mental health problems and promote a mentally healthy working environment.

Buckinghamshire Mind is offering two-day Adult MHFA training courses, which will empower delegates to identify, reach out to and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Mental Health First Aiders have an in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing, practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues, confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress, enhanced interpersonal skills, such as non-judgemental listening and knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Our instructors provide a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment. No prior knowledge of mental health is necessary.

Course dates are Thursday 25th to Friday 26th April and Thursday 16th to Friday 17th May at Healthy Living Centre, Unit 1, Walton Court Shopping Centre, Hannon Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8TJ. Cost: £300 per person. Discounted rates are available for bookings of 12 or more people. To book, contact Sophia Hobbs on 07496 100977 or sophia.hobbs@bucksmind.org.uk.