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Mental Health first aid

increasing awareness of mental ill health

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course designed to teach how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. 

We offer half day, 1 day and 2 day MHFA courses to individuals (see events) or we can deliver on client business  premises.

How is MHFA used to support staff?

The course will:

  • Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people's mental health.

  • Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support.

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

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy.

  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health and increases confidence in guiding people towards appropriate support.

  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues.

  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery.

MHFA won't teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you're a Mental Health First Aider.

what you'll learn


The half day training course will raise awareness and provide a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues.

1 day training course

The one day training course will provide an understanding of common mental health issues, knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness and the ability to spot signs of mental ill health and skills to support positive wellbeing.

2 day training course

The two day training course will cover how to feel confident in helping someone experiencing metal health problems by assisting on a first aid basis. To be aware and understand the signs of Mental Health issues and be able to support individuals by listening listening without judgement and helping guide someone towards the right support and networks.


Lisa i wished i could employ you to be a permanent fixture in my workplace - your energy and passion is incredible! You made what i thought might be quite a heavy topic fun enjoyable and engaging. I feel better positioned to recognise the signs of mental ill health in myself and others and much more confident to have better conversations around mental il health.

- Aiden, birmingham

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