Mental Health First Aid

1 in 4 people experience poor mental health at some stage in their lives.

The one day and two day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches techniques to provide help to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained.

The course will help participants to support family members, friends, neighbours, colleagues and clients who are experiencing mental distress.

MHFA was originally developed and piloted in Australia and has been implemented recently by the NHS in Scotland. It is now being promoted in England by the Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP), the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE), Mind and the NHS.

The aims of the course are:

         To 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

MHFA does not teach people to be therapists. However, it does teach people how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and comfort and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.

The training also provides participants with insight in to their own mental health and effective ways of maintaining their well-being.

The cost for the two day course is 200.

The cost for the one day course is 180.

Next available course - 

1 day course - 22nd October 2018 at Southdown Methodist Chruch, Bath.

Please contact Training on or call 01225 617981

   with us