Training courses

Mental Health First Aid Training

Earn the MHFA England Mental Health First Aider Certification. This two-day course will teach participants how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

What is this course about?

Become a Mental Health First Aider.

This course is an online interactive and instructor-led session providing a comprehensive understanding of suicide risk assessment, communication strategies and immediate intervention techniques.

Through real-life scenarios, participants apply their new knowledge in practical situations.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will receive certification in mental health first aid that lasts three years. After this to keep up to date we offer a refresher course.

There is ongoing support once the course has ended. There is a range of resources and materials available to reinforce and apply the skills learned. We also provide support networks to discuss what you have learned with your peers.

Stay informed about legal obligations and compliance related to mental health in the workplace, minimising the risk of legal issues.

Learning outcomes

The course focuses on essential skills to provide immediate assistance and support to individuals at risk of suicide, potentially saving lives. 

You will also learn;

  • Identify individuals potentially facing mental health challenges and offer initial support and prompt intervention
  • Encourage someone to identify and access sources of professional help
  • Learn active listening and displaying empathy 
  • Communicate better to reduce stigma around mental health issues
  • Learn the limits and boundaries of a Mental Health First Aider
  • Implement self-care techniques

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who deals with people and their emotions. Here is a list of who we can train but the list isn’t exhaustive:

  • HR professionals
  • Line Managers
  • Colleagues
  • Mental Health Professionals: Ideal for mental health professionals, counsellors

Just a handful of the positive feedback we’ve had…

“Emma was fantastic at making the sessions engaging and helping us all to understand and feel confident about our knowledge.”

“Taking part on this course has armed me with the confidence to be able to help others in times of crisis.”

“Just want to say a big thank you to Emma. The course was incredibly clear, and I felt it was a really safe space to discuss these issues.”

“This course has made me realise that I didn't really know much about Mental Health before attending.”

“It has changed the way I approach a conversation and helped me become a better listener.”

“I have learnt so much and had my eyes opened to mental health.I will certainly think how i approach in the future ”

“The course was led by Emma who was a great instructor. She could answer all our questions and taught us very well. ”

“The course was insightful and well presented by Emma who was friendly and happy to answer questions or discuss more fully any topics that we required.”

Course details

Certification in Mental Health First Aid
Two days, 9am to 5pm
Online over Zoom
£3499+vat per cohort
Suitable for up to 16 people per cohort
Suitable for all staff

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Keep your knowledge up to date with the MHFA England Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course. Recommended every three years.