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Mental Health Training for Individuals

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.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Two day Mental Health First Aider Course

This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

One Day Mental Health Champion Course

This one day course qualifies you as an MHFA Champion, giving you: 

  • An understanding of common mental health issues  

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health 

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Half Day Mental Health Awareness Course

This introductory four hour session raises awareness of mental health. It covers: 

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma

  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues

  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing

  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Half day Mental Health Refresher Course

If you are a Mental Health First Aider or MHFA Champion you have skills for life that support you and the people around you. 

We believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health – and just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date. 

The four hour Adult MHFA Refresher course will empower you to: 

  • Keep your awareness of mental health supports current

  • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it 

  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan

Please note that the Adult MHFA Refresher is only for people who have completed an adult two day first aider or one day champion course.

Just like physical first aid, we recommend that Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions attend a Refresher course every three years.

If it's time to refresh your skills, book onto an Adult MHFA Refresher course now and feel confident that you are performing your vital role safely.

Mental Health Refresher