Mental Health First Aid


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support. Just like physical first aid, participants are taught to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.


Mental health related absences cost UK employers an estimated £34 billion per year

By skilling your organisation in MHFA you can:

  • Give your people the tools to keep themselves and their colleagues healthy

  • Encourage them to access support when it’s needed, for a faster recovery

  • Empower people with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work

  • Stop preventable health issues arising by building a supportive culture around mental health

  • Embed positive, long term cultural change across your organisation 


Training options suit a range of timescales and budgets, from basic mental health awareness sessions to a full Mental Health First Aider qualification:

  • Two days - Mental Health First Aiders

  • One day - Workplace Mental Health Champions

  • One day - Higher Education Mental Health Champions

  • Four hour - Mental Health Awareness

  • Four hour - Mental Health Refresher


All MHFA courses offered are written and certified by MHFA England.


Research and evaluation shows that MHFA courses make a lasting difference in people’s knowledge and confidence around mental health. They are written by experts, grounded in research, and tested by people with lived experience of mental ill health.

For more information or to book a training course please go to my MHFA training website:

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