Virtual Mental Health First Aid (eMHFA) (PLA)

L3 Level 3
Part Time
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About this course

The eMHFA Wales course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, families and co-workers and can be completed from the convenience of your home or office, without the need to travel and at your own pace through interactive modules and webinars online.
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

This FREE course is only available to adults that are eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). Personal Learning Accounts, funded by the Welsh Government, are available to employed adults living in Wales that wish to develop skills to progress or change career. 
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What you will study

  • Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health
  • Module 2: Depression
  • Module 3: Anxiety
  • Webinar 1 – tutor led
  • You will not be able to access Modules 4 & 5 until you have completed Webinar 1 with your Instructor.
  • Module 4: Psychosis
  • 5: Substance Use
  • Webinar 2 tutor led

As part of this course, you will be able to access the online version of the MHFA Wales Manual. You will be granted access to this on your browser, phone or tablet within 1 working day of signing up to the course. If you would like a physical copy of the manual, you will also have the option to purchase this.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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