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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Mental Health First Aid

In the same way as learning physical first aid, MHFA teaches people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support. Embedding MHFA training within any organisation or community also encourages people to talk more freely about mental health, reducing stigma and creating a more positive culture.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

Becoming a Mental Mental Health First Aider

To become a Mental Health First Aider you must complete a two day MHFA course. This is our most comprehensive awareness and skills course, which includes a mix of presentations, discussions and group work activities. Anyone can attend an MHFA course but an interest in mental health and wellbeing is desirable.

When you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental  Health First Aider..

 

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Almost a third of staff would consider leaving their current role, if stress levels did not improve

70 million days off sick per year related to mental health issues, such as stress, anxiety and depression

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60% of employees say that they are more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support mental health

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40% of sick days account for mental health issues, yet up to 90% feel unable to be honest about this being the reason for absence

Courses Available

Mental Health First Aid Adult

The courses can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards. Each and every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor, who has completed our Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Available Courses

MHFA Adult MHFA Two Day

MHFA Adult MHFA One Day

MHFA Adult Mental Health Aware Half Day 

Mental Health First Aid Youth

There are youth courses tailored for people who teach, work, live with and care for young people aged 8 to 18 and Adult MHFA courses which are for everyone aged 16 upwards.

Available Courses

MHFA Youth MHFA One Day 

MHFA Youth MHFA Two Day

MHFA Youth MHFA Half Day (Lite)

MHFA Higher Education CPD

 

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What people say

Testimonials

Personable, friendly instructor. Clear teaching, space and time for questions and lots of helpful advise for further learning. Thank you for an informative, interactive course. I feel so much more equipped and prepared to deal with young people with mental health issues now.

“Thank you. An excellent course that has left me feeling able and equipped to deal with mental health issues at work.”

This course has helped me to be aware that my own mental health is low and is an area that needs addressing. Feel very empowered and now have a more rounded understanding of this area.

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