Two-day mental health first aid course
Next online courses:
10 - 11 August 2020, 9am - 5pm
7, 8, 9, 10 September, 2pm each day
In partnership with
This course is available in an online format over four half-days
We are offering this course at a subsidised rate of £250*
(usual recommended price £300*)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) uses evidence-based training to increase mental health literacy and teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
Learn how to support others who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
The course supports people to:
Recognise the symptoms of mental ill health
Provide initial help
Guide the person towards appropriate professional help
Be mindful of their own wellbeing
Provide the foundations for being a workplace champion
This online course is delivered in four half-day sessions. Blended learning combines instructor-led sessions and self-led learning using evidence-based information and resources.
Sessions 1 & 2
Why Mental Health First Aid?
What is mental health and the impact of mental health issues
Stigma and discrimination
The Mental Health First Aid action plan – how to support others
Introduction to depression
First aid for suicidal crisis and depression
Sessions 3 & 4
Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, self-harm
Signs, symptoms and how to support others
MHFA action planning
Building a mentally healthy community / workplace
Having completed the course, all participants become qualified Mental Health First Aiders and receive a certificate and action plan guide.
We also offer this course in the workplace, face to face. Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Three good reasons to invest in mental health and wellbeing training
You'll know how to help colleagues...
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.
Do you know how to help someone with mental ill-health?
It is a good move for your business...
Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.
Healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive.
Your people will feel empowered...
Building a supportive culture around mental health has wider benefits.
With the skills, knowledge and empathy they need to spot the early signs of mental ill health you'll build resilience and support your wider business objectives.