Mental Health First Aid

Duration:  0.5 / 1 / 2 days
Participants: 15 max / open courses
Suitable for: All employees
Mental Health First Aid

Our Mental Health First Aid programmes are ideal for those who are looking to increase their awareness and understanding around mental health and build their confidence to offer valuable first aid to people suffering from mental distress in the workplace and in the community. We offer half-day, one-day and two-day courses to suit all requirements and budgets.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Course Benefits

  • Increased literacy and empathy in relation to mental health and wellbeing
  • Ability to identify the key signs of the onset of mental ill health and know how to address these
  • Greater confidence and willingness to help others who might be experiencing mental ill health
  • Deliver prompt and timely support, increasing the chances of mental health recovery
  • Communicate and share important messages relating to mental health that remove stigma and reduce discrimination
  • Provide insight and targeted support to managers and colleagues in HR and occupational health
  • Lead awareness and understanding of how to support and improve mental health in the workplace

MHFA Aware – Half-day course

Our half-day course is an introductory three-hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

It is designed to give you:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health
  • Confidence to interact with someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Insight into the two-day course and the benefits of becoming a Mental Health First Aider

MHFA Champion – One-day course

Our one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion.

MHFA Champions have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

Mental Health First Aid – Two-day course

Our Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • 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 – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

To book your place on the latest dates for our two-day course, click here. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth MHFA Aware – Half-day course

Our half-day course is an introductory three-hour session to raise awareness of young people’s mental health.

It is designed to give:

  • An understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
  • A taste of the contents of the Youth MHFA two-day course

Youth MHFA Champion – One-day course

Our one-day course qualifies you as a Youth MHFA Champion.

Youth MHFA Champions have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

Youth Mental Health First Aid – Two-day course

Our two-day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing

MHFA England is the national licensed organisation for MHFA training. More information about MHFA England and its courses can be found at mhfaengland.org or by emailing info@mhfaengland.org