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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid
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Length:       2 days (2 x 7hrs) or the course can be broken in to 4 x 4 hr sessions, if preferred

Group size:  5-16

Audience:    All

Please note: MHFA courses can only be delivered in England. For a global training equivalent, please see our Workplace Mental Health Champions course.


This virtual or face-to-face course is structured across four flexible sessions. Learners will be trained via live sessions with an MHFA England Instructor Member, covering 14 hours of content in total.​ Learning takes place through a mix of instructor led training, group discussions, individual and group activities. Each session builds on the previous, enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others with a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

Everyone who completes this course gets:

  • A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course
  • A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it​ after completing the course
  • A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan​
  • A digital MHFAider® certificate
  • Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years
  • Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events ​
  • The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
  • Practise active listening and empathy
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
  • Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
  • Practise self-care
  • Know how to use the MHFAider Support App®
  • Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England

Contact us  to book and for more details about the course.

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