AMHFA Consultancy

Globally 350 million people suffer from depression, with rates of depression across the continent of Africa at 100,000,000 with 66,000,000 of which are women. Given the number of people affected by depression, no doubt there are high numbers of people in communities affected by depression. Participating in AMHFA will help you empower our communities wherever they are, by enabling them to take care of their mental health at the earliest time possible. It is a community capacity-building prevention tool for mental ill health, especially depression.

Our consultancy work focuses on awareness training on depression prevention, management (if someone is already depressed), and how to support on the spot an emotional crisis.

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What Is AMHFA?

AMHFA is about providing mental health support for someone who is distressed or in a crisis.

 It is also about breaking the stigma that surrounds mental health, and creating and maintaining a positive culture around well-being and mental health. In addition to this, it is also about building and mobilizing community help and support for helping those who are affected.

Participants get a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect general well-being. We teach practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and give you the confidence to step in and support a person who may need assistance. Our comprehensive course provides learners with the skills, knowledge and qualification to become confident first-aiders for mental health.

It reduces the stigma that is often held around these conditions which could, without exaggeration, save someone’s life.

All those trained in our courses become a point of contact within workplaces, communities, churches, and schools to provide general advice, support and guidance. The support first aiders can give, and the signposting they can do will lead to an overall improvement in mental health.

PLEASE NOTE: These courses cover subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. The participants can leave the course at any time if they feel overwhelmed

In-House Course Programs

Our in-house programs are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of people requiring training.

Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.

What participants will get

 We’ll provide participants with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts. 

On successful completion of the face to face courses, participants receive a printed course certificate of attendance certified by CPD UK a provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid.Training in England.

Who for:

All Organizations and Community Groups.

Where are the courses held

In house – at your chosen venue

We can deliver in a room big enough to maintain social distancing 

Online – on Zoom.

If your teams are working from home or this cannot be accommodated then please see below for our online option.(see upcoming Zoom meeting -link to zoom service)

 

ONLINE SYSTEM

Your
Instructor/s

All our AMHFA training is carried out by Ms. Shibero Akatsa, a Mental Health Consultant and Self care Advocate.

She is also the Founder and Director at SPHT. She is a certified mental health First Aid Practitioner and Clinical Psychotherapist (with 23+ years of experience internaionally), and a Divorce Healing and Recovery Coach for Women.

Detailed information on Shibero can be found on Linked In under Shibero Akatsa. Also see her under ‘Motivational Speaker’.

THE TRAINING COURSES WE RUN

We offer:

1.Mental Health Awareness

This interactive workshop focuses on building delegates understanding of mental health, stress and common mental health problems alongside tools and techniques to support their own and other’s wellbeing.

 Duration: 4 hour workshop – 9am – 1pm Suitable for: All employees, up to 15 per group Benefits:

Benefits: These are at a cost of $150.00 per person, which includes notes, and certificate of attendance. Contact us (form)

If you would like to have an initial conversation about support that would be useful for you or your organisation, we would be delighted to hear from you. We are available during office hours and contactable through Zoom .

2.African Mental Health First Aid Training

This two-day accredited, internationally recognised course qualifies attendees as Mental Health First Aiders and equips each person with:

  • – 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

 Duration: Two Day workshop (9am – 4pm)

Suitable for: All employees, up to 15 delegates per group

 

Benefits:

  • – Greater skills and knowledge of mental health issues, how they affect people in the workplace and where to access support
  • – Session delivered by qualified mental health practitioners who hold AMHFA instructor qualification
  • – An AMHFA manual, wallet card with the AMHFA action plan and our certificate of attendance

These are at a cost of $400.00, which includes a comprehensive course workbook, and certificate of attendance.

Contact us

 If you would like to have an initial conversation about support that would be useful for you or your organisation, we would be delighted to hear from you.

3. Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

With 1 in 6 employees experiencing anxiety, depression or stress at any one time, the need for prevention, effective support and management are imperative.

This workshop will provide the opportunity to review your current knowledge, develop confidence in engaging employees supportively during initial conversations, periods of mental ill health and return to work using best-practice principles.

 Duration: Two Day workshop

Suitable for: Managers, supervisors and leaders. Up to 15 delegates per group

 

Benefits:

  • – An in-depth understanding of common mental health difficulties, how they affect people and where to access support
  • – Increased knowledge and confidence to engage employees supportively and constructively
  • – Session delivered by two qualified mental health practitioners, with resources, handouts and CPD certificate of attendance included

These are at a cost of $400.00, which includes a comprehensive course workbook, and certificate of attendance.

Contact us

If you would like to have an initial conversation about support that would be useful for you or your organization, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are available during office hours and contactable through Zoom .

4. Stress and Depression Awareness Training

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorder in the world and yet not a lot of people really understand what it is. This course aims to improve your knowledge and raise your awareness of how to spot signs of depression and help yourself or help someone who is depressed.

This Depression Awareness course is designed to help you have better understand what depression is and how it is treated. The signs and symptoms of depression will be covered, as well as common methods of treatment.

 Duration: 4 hour workshop – 9am – 1pm

Suitable for: All employees, up to 15 per group

 

Benefits:

  • – Increased awareness of early markers of potential depression
  • – Session delivered by two qualified mental health practitioners, with mental health resources, handouts and CPD certificate of attendance
  • – An understanding of common mental health issues
  • – Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • – Ability to spot signs and symptoms of depression
  • – Skills and techniques to support positive wellbeing

These are at a cost of $150.00 per person, which includes notes, and certificate of attendance.

Contact us

If you would like to have an initial conversation about support that would be useful for you or your organisation, we would be delighted to hear from you. We are available during office hours and contactable through Zoom .

 

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