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Details of mental health support course 2019

Practicalities

2 Day Course: 7th and 14th November 2019. Both days 09.30-16.30

The training will take place at the WIMM (MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine) University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington Oxford OX3 9DS

7th November:  Training room

14th November:  John Clegg room

The training is run by an external provider Restore; Restore is an Oxfordshire-based mental health charity that supports people to take control of their recovery, develop skills and lead meaningful lives. The course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England.

Refreshments / lunch will be provided on both days of the course.

Training

MHFA is for those who wants to increase their knowledge and confidence in identifying early signs of mental ill health and learn the right skills for supporting others. MHFA does not teach people to be therapists. However, it does teach people how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems.

The Mental Health First Aid training is a 12-hour course, run over two days, designed to give people practical skills in how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.

The aims of MHFA are:

  • to preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • to provide help to prevent the mental health problems developing into a more serious state
  • to promote the recovery of good mental health
  • to provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem

The course is participatory and includes a number of group exercises and practical activities. You will get the most out of the training if you take part in these. All participants receive a training manual on the course and will receive a certificate from MHFA England once the course has been completed.

Commitment

You should be willing to be listed as a mental health first aider within RDM. If, at any point, you feel this is no longer appropriate, we will of course remove your details.

You should be able to commit to the two days of the course (7th and 14th November).

Your line manager / supervisor supports you to attend both days of the course.

You will consider acting as a ‘Mental Health Advocate’, working with colleagues to promote mental health wellbeing and facilitate mental health conversations.

Signing Up

Please email Charlotte Smith charlotte.smith@rdm.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions and/or to secure your place on the course. We have 16 places available. In your email please confirm

  • Your name
  • Your current position
  • Your RDM Division and physical location
  • Confirm you are able to attend both days of the course (please hold the days in your calendar)
  • Confirm you are willing to be listed as an RDM Mental Health First Aider

Please send the email by Monday 30th September and we will confirm your place the following week (before Monday 7th October).

If we are over subscribed for places, we will endeavour to distribute the places across RDM divisions and site locations.