We facilitate four different accredited MHFA England Mental Health Courses at an exclusive 40% discount. With this, we hope to make these vital courses more accessible and affordable.

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Adult Mental Health First Aid Course

What does this course involve?

  • 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
  • It also includes materials that will be sent to you, and a certificate of completion that will be emailed to you and will be valid for three years

How is this course taught?

  • The course is taught online over Zoom in 4 compulsory live sessions across 2 weeks
  • There are 8.5 hours of live sessions in total
  • There are 1-2 hours of self-study required in between/before each live session, all completed on the online learning hub
  • It is taught by one of our qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructors
  • With a maximum of 16 people per course

Please note: You must attend all four live sessions to recieve your qualification and certificate

How much does it cost?

  • The AFT price is £180 per person (standard course value is £300 per person)
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

This course is designed for those working/living with/teaching/supporting those aged 8-18 years old. It covers:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing
  • It also includes materials that will be sent to you, and a certificate of completion that will be emailed to you and will be valid for three years

How is this course taught?

  • The course is taught online over Zoom in 4 compulsory live sessions across 2 weeks
  • There are 9.75 hours of live session in total
  • There are 1-2 hours of self-study required in between/before each live session, all completed on the online learning hub
  • It is taught by one of our qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructors
  • With a maximum of 16 people per course

Please note: You must attend all four live sessions to recieve your qualification and certificate

How much does it cost?

  • the AFT price is £180 per person (standard course value is £300 per person)
Adult ½ Day Mental Health Awareness Course

This course raises awareness of mental health. It covers:

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • It also includes materials that will be sent to you, and a certificate of completion that will be emailed to you and will be valid for three years

How is the course taught?

  • The course is taught online over Zoom
  • The course is approx 4 hours long
  • It is taught by one of our qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructors
  • With a maximum of 25 people per course

Please note: You must attend the entirety of the live session to recieve your certificate

How much does it cost?

  • AFT price £75 per person (standard course value is £125 per person)
Youth ½ Day Mental Health Awareness Course

This course is designed for those working/living with/teaching/supporting those aged 8-18 years old. It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
  • It also includes materials that will be sent to you, and a certificate of completion that will be emailed to you and will be valid for three years

How is the course taught?

  • The course is taught online over Zoom
  • The course is approx 3 hours long
  • It is taught by one of our qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructors
  • With a maximum of 25 people per course

Please note: You must attend the entirety of the live session to recieve your certificate

How much does it cost?

  • the AFT price £75 per person (course value is £125 per person)
Group Bookings

If you are interested in booking a private course for a large group, team or your organisation, please email info@applauseforthought.com.

Scholarships

We are able to provide a limited number of extra subsidised places on our course for those who may be in need of further financial support. For more information, please email info@applauseforthought.com with the subject ‘Scholarships’.

Kate graduated university with a degree in Psychology with Cognitive Science before heading into a career in teaching. She now has over 30 years experience in education and training, having worked as a numeracy consultant, a local authority trouble-shooter in failing schools, before taking up headship herself. In the case of the latter she oversaw the establishment of a new school and led it to be categorised as ‘outstanding in all areas’ by OFSTED at the first attempt.

In 2017, having decided to take a career break, Kate became a founding Trustee and facilitator of the mental health charity ‘Invincible Me’, supporting schools in developing strategic, sustainable approaches to mental health for the whole school community. This work led her to develop her own consultancy and become a Mental Health First Aid England trainer. She is also a founding Trustee of Apples and Honey Nightingale – the UK’s first nursery to be run on the grounds of a care home.  More recently, during the coronavirus pandemic, Kate trained, and now works as, a volunteer for the 24/7 crisis helpline SHOUT to support people in crisis.

Work with AFT:

Kate first met AFT’s Founder and Director back in 2019 when Kate led her through her Adult Mental Health First Aid Course. They hit it off and together facilitated what started as a one off Adult Mental Health Awareness Course for the AFT community in April 2020…

This has since grown and Kate has now led over 600 people (and counting) through their mental health awareness or mental health first aid certificate at a hugely discounted rate through AFT. Kate is also collaborating with AFT on creating Mental Health and Well-being Schemes and Consultancy for some of the UK’s top theatre production companies.

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