Every MHFA course we offer will be delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended an Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep delegates safe and supported while they learn.
In this course you will gain an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing. We will teach you the practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues and you will learn about the MHFA action plan and how to apply it so that you can confidently step in, reassure and support a person in distress. You will also learn about the importance of early intervention and how to signpost to support for recovery or successful management of symptoms.
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course that will teach you how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
- MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist or psychiatrist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
- You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
- You’ll gain enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening and you will build confidence in having effective conversations about mental health.
- You’ll learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
- What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the workplace and the world around you.
Format and duration:
This course provides an inclusive learning experience which includes a blended approach of individual learning and instructor-led live sessions.
The live sessions are completed over 2 weeks across 2 whole days or 4 x 3 hour morning sessions, and will include a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.
The individual learning is facilitated by an online learning hub, with videos, quiz questions and information.
By completing this course you will be provided with:
- A Mental Health First Aid accreditation and certificate
- A Mental Health First Aid manual which details everything learnt in the course plus resources and information for signposting
- A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
- A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
- Access to MHFA England’s online resources for supporting mental health including film clips, interactive tools, guidance for line managers, and more
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for anyone looking to understand and improve their knowledge about mental health and to learn the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing.
Just as all responsible organisations have first aiders for physical health, we strongly believe that it is good practice for every organisation to train mental health first-aiders to support people with their mental health.
We strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book onto a course, please fill in the ‘Accessibility requirements’ section on the booking form and tell us what you need to access the course venue and materials.
Visit MHFA England accessibility page for more information.
£325 per person.
We offer discounts for bookings of 3 or more people. If you would like to book 8 or more places we can deliver you a private course for your workplace. See MHFA for your workplace page.
How to Book
To book a place, submit your details via the online booking form where a member of our team will be in contact to process your booking. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.