Creative Freedom is one of the only organisations in the UK offering wellbeing support and Mental Health First Aid training for the creative and cultural sectors.
It has never been more important to support mental health, and our instructor-led courses are now available online so that anyone can participate, wherever they are.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. It will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe. You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
The two-day online course is instructor-led and is divided into several manageable sessions. Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.