Course Code: Course Duration: 2 day | 12 Guided Learning Hours

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Mental Health Training


Psychological first aid (PFA): Humane, supportive response to a fellow human being who is suffering and who may need support. It entails basic, non-intrusive pragmatic care with a focus on listening but not forcing talk, assessing needs and concerns, ensuring that basic needs are met, encouraging social support from significant others and protecting from further harm (WHO, 2010).

Stress management: Psychological treatments that use cognitive or behavioural techniques (e.g. relaxation, stress inoculation training) that do not focus on the traumatic event (Bisson & Andrew, 2007).

Symptoms of acute stress: Psychological symptoms in the first month after exposure to potentially traumatic events.

This training introduces a range of practical techniques that individuals can use to deal with stress and reduce it to a manageable level.

This training is delivered over 12 guided learning 12 hours and focuses on identifying and managing stress and the effects of stress upon people at work and in their own lives.


Programme Content

The programme will be delivered by an adult mental health Psychologist who works across the UK as an educator of people in clinical, care and public services settings who has experiences include Post Incident Debriefing for The Scottish Prison Service, Criminal Justice Social Work, Forensic Services and Adult mental health community based services.


Programme objective and content

The aims of this programme are to facilitate an appreciation of the complex range of symptoms that a person can experience when stressed whilst also examining the reasons why people experience and deal with stress differently.

It will then enable the learners to recognise and manage their own stress through a range of validated techniques that build both resilience and improve coping.

This programme includes content on: understanding stress and an individual’s response to stressful situations, coping with stress, stress at work, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, stress, negative thinking and psychological first aid.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define what stress is
  • Explain what is meant by stress and work-related stress.
  • Identify the symptoms of stress
  • Explain the typical causes of stress in the workplace and at home.
  • Undergo a stress risk assessment.
  • Understand the importance of controlling stress and know how to cope with stress when it arises
  • Identify what changes can be made in the workplace and at home in order to deal with the causes and effects of stress

Psychological First Aid Module (Day One and Two) – 12 Guided Learning Hours

Day 1

  • Define stress
  • Explain the difference between distress and eustress
  • List the symptoms that may result from distress
  • Assess own vulnerability to stress
  • Describe positive coping methods for dealing with stress
  • Outline the relaxation techniques of controlled breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery
  • Practice controlled breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery

Day 2

  • Describe the factors that can produce stress at work
  • Assess own work-related stress
  • Explain the concept of emotional intelligence
  • Assess own emotional intelligence
  • Describe the concept of mindfulness
  • Practice breath meditation

Open course in Birmingham, West Midlands | July – August 2019

We are now in a position to offer training to individuals on an open course.  This course is limited to twelve places and is accredited by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.
Venue: Crown House, 123 Hagley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8LD
Dates: July – August 2019
Times: 09:30 – 17:00
If you would further information please do not hesitate to contact us:
Telephone: 01242-371-999

You can also fill out the booking enquiry form on this page.


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Tidal Training provide onsite face to face healthcare training to large and small group organisations and across the United Kingdom. Our tutors will travel to your workplace or choice of venue and deliver training at a time and date which fits in with your organisations work commitments. If you require training outside of normal working hours we will be more than happy to support you.

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Onsite Training for Psychological First Aid Training

This  Psychological First Aid training and all of the Mental Health Training courses we provide can be delivered onsite in most cities and surrounding areas in England, Wales and Scotland including:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bangor
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Cardiff
  • Carlisle
  • Chester
  • Chichester
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dundee
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh
  • Ely
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Gloucester
  • Hereford
  • Inverness
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lichfield
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • City of London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newport
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Perth
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Preston
  • Ripon
  • Salford
  • Salisbury
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • St Albans
  • St Davids
  • Stirling
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sunderland
  • Swansea
  • Truro
  • Wakefield
  • Wells
  • Westminster
  • Winchester
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester
  • York
  • Wherever you are!

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