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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

New for 2021!

Remotely: 4 x 2.5 hour sessions or
Face to face: 2 days:


You've trained up physical first aiders, isn't it time for a mental health first aider, too?

This in-depth training is designed to raise the awareness of mental health in the workplace, reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and teach attendees how to have confidence in conversations with those in need of support. This course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid England and is internationally recognised and accredited.

Learning outcomes:

  • An understanding of how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties
  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether through self-help resources, internal support such as EAP, or external sources such as their GP

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill-health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

MHFA or Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Who is it for?

The course is designed for anyone and you do not need to have any prior knowledge before attending. 

An employee who holds this qualification could make a positive difference in the workplace and act as an ambassador for positive mental health. Although the courses do not teach people to be therapists, counsellors or how to diagnose a mental health condition, introducing a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) could act as a point of contact and reassurance for a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress.