Mental Health First Aiders

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Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) offer valuable first aid to people suffering from mental distress in the workplace and in the community.

Course Overview

Mental Health First Aider training provides a recognised qualification for those looking to support the mental health of working people. Mental Health First Aiders play a vital role in supporting the mental wellbeing of an organisation. It builds awareness and understanding around mental health and develops the confidence to offer valuable support. Delivered by experts in workplace wellbeing, this MHFA accredited course explores how to:

  • Build an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Reduce stigma and discrimination around mental health
  • Offer timely support to prevent mental health problems from developing into a more serious condition
  • Offer support to preserve life where an individual may be of danger to themselves or others
  • Provide comfort to colleagues who may be experiencing poor mental health
  • Promote recovery and maintenance of good mental health
  • Build a mentally healthy workplace

Course Outcomes

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the warning signs and symptoms 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
  • Communicate important messages to remove mental health stigma and reduce discrimination
  • Lead awareness and understanding of how to support and improve mental health in the workplace

For oganisations looking to develop a team of Mental First Aiders, this MHFA accredited course is ideal. We also offer a range of mental health training programmes for employees and managers. Find out more below.

How can we help?

To ask a question, or to find out more about our mental wellbeing programmes, get in touch.

A non-judgmental approach

The Wellbeing Project has a committed, non-judgmental approach that fosters open and constructive conversations around wellbeing.

Julia Stevenson

Scottish Water

A non-judgmental approach

The Wellbeing Project has a committed, non-judgmental approach that fosters open and constructive conversations around wellbeing.

Julia Stevenson

Scottish Water

More programmes

Leading Wellbeing Conversations

Wellbeing conversations play an essential role in developing a culture of psychological safety. Leading Wellbeing Conversations provides managers and leaders with a robust understanding on how to do this effectively.

Coaching Mental Wellbeing

Coaching Mental Wellbeing gives internal teams the confidence and skill to hold proactive wellbeing conversations with employees. It is ideal for HR, Occupational Health, coaches and trainers and health and wellbeing champions.

Mental Health First Aider Network Sessions

Give Mental Health First Aiders the opportunity to share challenges and build confidence in their role in a safe and supportive environment.

Managing Mental Wellbeing

Managing Mental Wellbeing supports managers to enable greater mental wellbeing in their team. It builds awareness of mental health, and gives managers an understanding of protective and risk factors behind mental wellbeing so they can respond professionally and supportively.

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness develops a greater understanding of mental wellbeing. We explore the simple things that can be done every day to proactively support ourselves and colleagues and minimise the risk of a dip in mental wellbeing.
How can we help?

To ask a question, or to find out more about our mental wellbeing programmes, get in touch.

Get in touch