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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which supports people to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, 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 also 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 world around you.

The adult course is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 and participants can attend for personal or professional reasons.

MHFA Training Options

Become a Mental Health First Aider

This 2 day course course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • 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

Course cost: £300 per person

Become a MHFA Champion

This one day course qualifies you as an MHFA Champion, giving you: 

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

Course cost: £200 per person

Become Mental Health Aware

This half day course raises awareness of mental health. It covers: 

  • 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 and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Course cost: £125 per person

We are currently only delivering Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Aware as online courses.


Public Course Dates:

Become a Mental Health First Aider and attend our online course. The online MHFA is broken down into 4 live session with independent learning.

Please note you must attend all 4 live sessions to qualify as a Mental Health First Aider.

New January 2021 dates below:

Session 1 – Wednesday 20th January 10am-1pm

Session 2 – Friday 22nd January 10am-1pm

Session 3 – Wednesday 27th January 10am-1pm

Session 4 – Friday  29th January 10am-1pm

To book your space for our January 2021 MHFA course, complete the registration form found on the webpage side bar.

Whether you are interested in training as an individual, or in booking training for your
organisation, you can contact Hannah Roper to discuss: [email protected] or 01225 617981.

Take a look at our Online MHFA Brochure for the full details. 


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