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MHFA

The aim of the two-day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is to give everyone the knowledge and confidence to recognise signs of mental health problems, encourage someone to seek the right help, and to reduce the stigma around mental illness.

Places on the courses are valued at £300 each, however we can offer this valuable programme at only £120. This is through the use of subsidised venues, and because we want to make the course accessible as part of our charitable mission.

MHFA is an international training programme, now being delivered in 23 countries around the world. All our instructors approved to deliver MHFA courses have undergone a rigorous seven day training programme which has been accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

 

Adult

The Adult Mental Health First Aid is a 2 day course for:

  • any adult (16+) who wishes to learn more about mental health issues
  • people who, on a personal level, are supporting those with mental health needs
  • people who, in the course of their work, are supporting those with mental health needs
  • anybody working in the field of mental health

The course will teach you to:

  • spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • provide help on a first aid basis
  • help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • guide someone towards the right support
  • help someone recover faster
  • reduce the stigma of mental health problems

Tea/Coffee is provided, but not lunch. Courses are currently available for the following dates and locations:

DatesLocation
(to be announced)

If the course you would like to attend is now full, or if there are no programmes currently scheduled, please email us to be added to the reserve list.

 

Youth

The Youth Mental Health First Aid is a 2 day course for those who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11 – 18. It is also suitable for parents working with their children’s mental health. The training provides information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing and to enable participants to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

The course will teach you to:

  • spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • feel confident in helping a young person experiencing a problem
  • provide help on a first aid basis
  • help prevent a mental illness from getting worse
  • guide a young person towards the right support
  • help a young person recover faster
  • reduce the stigma of mental health problems

Tea/Coffee is provided, but not lunch. Courses are currently available for the following dates and locations:

DatesLocation
(to be announced)

If the course you would like to attend is now full, or if there are no programmes currently scheduled, please email us to be added to the reserve list.

 

See the Mental Health First Aid England website for more information about mental health first aid. See the Training Associates page for information about our team of trainers.

 

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