Mental Health First Aiders Network
MHFAN is a networking community for Mental Health First Aiders from all over the world.
The platform allows you to connect to others, message, post stories, share ideas, form private company groups and access the learning resources area.
MHFAN also provides group supervision from BACP accredited therapists.
What is MH-FAN
Membership will be free until the 15th of January 2021
The cost of membership has not been decided and we will decide on this together as a community, the platform does endure costs and we need to ensure that we have top quality resources and BACP accredited therapists and other contributors going forwards.
There would be an individual rate and a corporate rate, for access to the platform, resources, toolbox, E-learning and supervision (see what is supervision)
There will be special rates available for charities and companies wishing to support their MHFAiders who have at least 20 MHFAiders, please enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health First Aiders are not therapists, (some might be) yet they may often find themselves feeling overwhelmed by some of the content they have listened to and situations they have been involved in as a mental health first aider.
MH-FAN will have group support (supervision) that you can join in weekly, run by certified BACP therapists and experienced instructors, and as a member, you are advised to join in at least once a month.
For comparison, qualified therapists are required to have a minimum of 1,5 hours of supervision per month (and they have had years of expert training if they are BACP certified).
At MH-FAN we aim to provide as many resources and a global peer support platform with professional support and supervision when needed.
There are many wonderful courses to become a Mental Health First Aider.
Some are accredited and some are not, they all differ in certain ways, but what always remains the same is the MHFAiders passion in their hearts to help their colleagues and friends, all MHFAiders are welcome here at MH FAN.