If you’ve already completed your initial Mental Health First Aid training and gained your accreditation, then the Mental Health First Aid Refresher course is for you.
Refresher courses allow people who have previously completed a 12 or 14 hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.
The content of each refresher course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
What you’ll learn in the Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course
This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learnt during the 12-hour Standard MHFA Course. You will:
- Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
- Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
- Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
- Practice mental health first aid skills.
If you want to study Mental Health First Aid skills to use with young people, then the Youth Mental Health First Aid course might be if interest.