Mental Health First Aid Training


Adult MHFA First Aider

MHFA is an internationally recognised course run over 2 days. The course is designed to help people recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and offer first aid to those that need it.

The course is designed for people who have no previous training in mental health and are 16 or over.

The course is delivered over 4 sessions using a mixture of individual, group, and class activities and discussions, to teach a First Aid Action Plan that can be used anywhere with anyone. Attendees are provided with a manual, workbook and useful toolkit resource to support themselves and others, in addition to a certificate of attendance to recognise their standard of training.

As a mental Health First Aider you will:

Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health.

Have the skills to ‘step-in’ and help those experiencing mental health issues.

Have enhanced your empathic skills such as the ability to actively listen without judgement.

The resources to encourage people find further help and support through key organisations and charities, self-help, the NHS and their GP.

The course covers

· The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

· The impact of mental ill health, the stigma and discrimination of mental ill health and the hope for recovery

· Depression

· Suicide

· Anxiety Disorders

· Psychosis 

· Recovery

How will Mental Health First Aid help my organisation?

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

Increases mental health awareness and boosts people’s confidence and knowledge in dealing with mental health issues.

Reduces the stigma of mental ill health

Encourages people to start a conversation and begin their journey of recovery

Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

How many people per course?

It is recommended to run a course with a minimum of 8 participants to a maximum of 16 participants.