(two days)

Ideal for: Staff at every level
Length: Two days
Mental Health First Aid Course Cost: £325 per person

This two-day course qualifies participants in Mental Health First Aid.

Mental Health First Aiders 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 illnesses
  • 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 mental health by guiding them to further support. Signposting includes: self-help resources, HR/employer, the NHS, or a mix

What to expect from the MHFA Course

This two-day MHFA course will cover: 

  • Mental Health First Aid for a range of situations and action-planning for using MHFA.
  • The basics of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Risk factors, symptoms and treatment options are all explored.
  • In-depth workplace wellness information and MHFA skills training for the workplace.
  • Key information about mental health stigma and discrimination. Exploration of how it can present and how to combat it.
  • Key suicide figures, as well as first aid for suicidal crises and traumatic events.
  • Self-harming behaviours and an understanding of crisis intervention.
  • Self-care techniques and other mental health skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Alcohol, drugs and how they impact mental health.

Through group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. We can deliver training to a maximum of 16 people per course. Small groups mean the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Why Mental Health First Aid Training is Important

This Mental Health First Aid two-day course enables staff to become confident Mental Health First Aiders. Trained instructors can action correct, timely support to fellow colleagues.

Staff suffering from mental health issues need to receive the correct advice and support. While medical professionals can be the first step, being positively guided toward that first step is imperative. 

This is why it’s beneficial to have staff trained in identifying and supporting mental health issues in the workplace. Mental Health First Aid training equips staff with training and knowledge to aid their own wellbeing as well as others. A mentally healthy environment with a trained Mental Health First Aider can drastically improve workplace culture.

Upon completion of the Mental Health First Aid course everyone receives:

  • An MHFA manual and workbook to keep and refer to whenever they need it
  • A certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider

We also offer shorter one-day and half-day courses: MHFA Champions, MHFA Aware, an MHFA Refresher course and a Suicide First Aid Course.