30-31 May 2020, North London

Mental health issues are common….

especially depression and those associated with alcohol and substance abuse.
Research shows that 25% of us will experience some form of mental health problem.
The stigma attached to mental ill health leads to prejudice and discrimination which encourage negative attitudes. People are often ashamed to discuss mental health issues for fear of being seen as weak. This may hinder a person from seeking help, thus leading to chronic ill health problems.
The course is designed to help you recognise the problem in others, and provide you with the tools to help them.
Why THIS Course?

The course is thoroughly evidence-based and the training has been rigorously tested.  It was developed by experts, alongside people with lived experience of mental health issues.


What's The Cost?

£306 – Standard Fee

£275.40 – APM Members
Members of The Academy of Physical Medicine are eligible for  a 10% discount.  Just log in to this page to see your discount code.


The Instructor

The course is taught by Malcolm Parnell, a superb instructor with many years of service as a paramedic behind him.

Malcolm was trained by MHFA England – the only licensed providers of Mental Health First Aid Instructor training in the UK.

He’s good.  Very good!


What's Covered?

This is a 2-day course, which includes:

– The mental health action plan
– Stigma and discrimination
– Signs and symptoms of depression
– Risk factors
– Alcohol, drugs and mental health
– First aid for suicide crisis
– Non-judgemntal listening skills
– First aid for depression
– Self-care
– First aid for anxiety disorders
– Crisis first aid for traumatic events
– Personality disorders
– Eating disorders
– Self-harm
– Alcohol drugs and psychosis
– Schizophrenia
– Bipolar disorder
– Warning signs of developing psychosis
– Crisis first aid
– Recovery and building resources


This course will be held at Resource for London, a fantastic meeting space on Holloway Road, close to Holloway Road tube station (Piccadilly Line).

Refreshments are provided throughout the day, and there are plenty of opportunities to get lunch nearby.

On completion of the course, you’ll receive a superb, very comprehensive manual to help ensure that you are able to deal with the mental health first aid problems you may encounter at work or in your private life.