Mental Health First Aid Training

World-class training to become an officially recognised MHFAider®.

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At any one time, one in six working people in Britain experience symptoms associated with poor mental health.

MHFA training, just like physical first-aid, teaches you to spot the signs of poor mental health, and provide help on a first-aid basis.

Our trainers are expert facilitators - for MHFA as well as broader Mental health & wellbeing – who understand the pressures of modern business. They each have lived experience of poor mental health, and extensive experience working in the corporate world.

The benefits of MHFA training

There are many benefits of introducing MHFA training into your workplace, to name just a few:

• You can reduce the stigma around poor mental health, and help to build a supportive community of people looking out for each other within your team.

• You will empower your colleagues with invaluable tools of empathy and active listening.

• Poor mental health costs UK employers £56bn each year in lost productivity. Whilst the most important factor is people’s health, you will also safeguard your business.

Alongside the training, MHFAiders® are provided with an official certificate, a digital manual with information from the course, and three year access to ongoing learning and support through an official app.

Delivered by passionate experts

We go further than simply delivering the course - we shape the content and delivery to your work environment and your people. Unlike many providers of MHFA training, we see it as much more than a one-off exercise. Our approach is to build a relationship with your organisation and your MHFAiders®, and check in at moments beyond the course date to hear how it’s going.  

We recommend a ratio of one MHFAider® per 10 staff, or matching the number of your physical first aiders.

Read more guidance including who you should train, how to allow them to thrive in this new role, and how to signpost MHFA support to your other staff members in our comprehensive organisational support guide below.

Course options to suit your needs

We deliver the following courses both in person and virtually

Mental Health Aware

Raises awareness and build understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma.

Half day

MHFA Champions

Empower your organisation to deliver on your wellbeing strategy by building a network of MHFA Champions.

1 day

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Help to provide an environment where knowledge, attitude and skills are improved, stigma is reduced and help seeking behaviours are encouraged.

2 day

MHFA Refresher

Keeps your Mental Health First Aiders confident and empowered while performing their duties effectively.

Half day

Suicide First Aid: Aware

Build the foundation of suicide awareness, tackle stigma and build confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide. 

Half day

Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention

Greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide, and to help create suicide- safety as a first aid approach in the workplace.

1 day

MHFA open courses

We regularly run MHFA Open courses which are ideal opportunities to equip your team with the skills to identify and support colleagues experiencing poor mental health, with the help of our expert mental health & wellbeing facilitation team.

April/May 2024 open course
October 2024 open course

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