Building Mental Health (in association with the Lighthouse Club and CITB) has 16 free places available of the two-day MHFA courses being held in Bristol on 27/28 November and Birmingham on 4/5 December.

Two Day Mental Health First Aider Course overview:
Mental Health First Aiders will gain:
·        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
·        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
What to expect
Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Everyone who completes the course gets:
·        A manual to refer to whenever you need it
·        A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
·        A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

If you would like to attend, simply register your interest against your preferred date and venue on the link below. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For those not able to secure a free place, this two day course is eligible for £70 CITB grant.

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If you want to learn more about Mental Health First Aiders, there is also a specialist workshop running at the FIS Conference: Rethinking Construction

FIS also runs the #BuildersBrew campaign focussed on helping people to understand more about mental health issues