Mental Health First Aid

The aim of a 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 2-day courses are valued at £300 each, however we can offer this valuable programme at only £155 for the Adult and £120 for the Youth courses. The new one day Mental Health Champion courses are only £100 for Adult and £70 for Youth. We achieve these prices  through the use of subsidised venues, and because we want to make the course accessible to as many people as possible 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 MHFA

Adult Mental Health First Aid training is 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
Two Day Adult Mental Health First Aid course

The Adult MHFA two day course qualifies you as an Mental Health First Aider.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • 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

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

DatesLocation
Thursday 7 and Friday 8 NovemberSevenoaks FULLY BOOKED
Friday 7 and Wednesday 12 FebruarySevenoaks
Wednesday 18 and Wednesday 25 MarchTunbridge Wells
Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 AprilSevenoaks

To book and securely pay for up to 6 delegates, go to our online booking form.

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.

One Day Mental Health First Aid course

The Adult MHFA one day course qualifies you as a MHFA Champion.

MHFA Champions have:

  • 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

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

DatesLocation
Tuesday 25 FebruaryTunbridge Wells
Wednesday 11 MarchSevenoaks
Tuesday 28 AprilSevenoaks

To book and securely pay for up to 6 delegates, go to our online booking form.

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 MHFA

Youth Mental Health First Aid courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from escalating.

The courses also aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

Two Day Youth Mental Health First Aid course

The Youth MHFA two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

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

DatesLocation
Monday 23 and Friday 27 MarchSevenoaks

To book and securely pay for up to 6 delegates, go to our online booking form.

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.

One Day Youth Mental Health First Aid course

The Youth MHFA one day course qualifies you as a Youth MHFA Champion.

Youth MHFA Champions have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

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

DatesLocation
Monday 3 FebruarySevenoaks

To book and securely pay for up to 6 delegates, go to our online booking form.

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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