Last year MHFA England updated their Mental Health First Aider course. They also enhanced the support available for MHFAiders® beyond the training in the form of a Support App and Benefits package. This gives users access for 3 years following the completion of their training. Once 3 years has passed the benefits package can be renewed through the completion of the MHFA England Refresher course.

It is a fantastic offering and I am really proud to be able to offer this fantastic new package to all of our learners at Flourish in Mind going forwards.

I have been asked many questions about the benefits package so thought why not answer these in a blog? Here you will find all of the relevant information you will need but we are always on hand to answer any of your questions. We’d love to hear from you jennifer.rawlinson@flourishinmind.co.uk

The Key Benefits

MHFA Training doesn’t stop when the course comes to an end. One of the key things I always say is it’s about what happens beyond the ‘classroom’ that is important. The Support App and Benefits package now helps with this.

  1. 24/7 digital support through the MHFAider Support App® Mental Health First Aiders can receive text based support from Shout for advice and reassurance on a Mental Health First Aid conversation, or to support their own wellbeing after a difficult conversation.
  2. Access to a fabulous database to signpost people who are struggling via the Hub of Hope. This identifies both local and national mental health services for additional support. All in the palm of your hand.
  3. A resource library full of toolkits, guidance, animations and core mental health concepts to support you in your role.
  4. Set reminders for wellbeing check-ins of the people you are supporting and the ability to log reflective notes confidentially, to support your ongoing conversations

In addition to the Support App, MHFAiders® also have access to

  • Online events, exploring different topics and themes around mental health and the MHFAider® role
  • Exclusive MHFAider® content, regular online events to provide further learning and support so you are confident to perform your role effectively, long after the training

If you would like to find out more I am always happy to have a no obligation chat. Just drop me an email at Jennifer.rawlinson@flourishinmind.co.uk

Or book your place on one of our upcoming courses here.