First Aid Courses

Mental Health First Aid Course

This Mental Health First Aid course provides you with the knowledge and tools to become a qualified mental health first aider. You will learn different mental health issues, and how to recognise them in yourself and others.

The knowledge that you gain will assist you when supporting others struggling with their mental health in the workplace. You will then be able to point them in the right direction to get the help they need.

Mental Health First Aid Course Learning Outcome:

  • Explain what mental health is
  • Describe how to look after your own mental health and wellbeing
  • Describe the signs of possible poor mental health
  • Explain some of the risk factors associated with poor mental health
  • Describe the role of a Mental Health First aider

Benefits of this Training:

  • Help to support those with mental health issues
  • You gain transferable skills
  • You can claim CITB Grant
  • Valid for three years
Mental Health First Aid course provides the knowledge and tools to become a qualified mental health first aider.

Mental Health First Aid Training course content

The content covered in the course is designed to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace and to help you gain the skills to support those affected.

Please note: The tutor will cover some sensitive subjects which some delegates may find distressing.

The course content will cover the following subject areas:

The role of a Mental Health First Aider

Your roles and responsibilities in the workplace, and promoting good mental health recovery.

Recognise poor mental health and provide first-level support

Encourage someone to access professional and other supports

Practice active listening and empathy

Converse with improved mental health literacy

Understand boundaries and confidentiality

Practice self-care


The tutor will assess you throughout the course on your contribution.

How long is the Mental Health First Aid training course?

The Mental Health First Aid course is two days long.


Why should I take this course?

Anyone who wants to become an adult mental first aider should attend this course. The course will give you various skills that will help you provide support to those who need it.

By having the skills to spot the signs of poor mental health, you could potentially stop their issues from becoming worse or even save a life in severe circumstances.

You will also gain the skill of active listening, which will not only help in mental health-related circumstances but in everyday life. Non-judgmental listening is a key trait to have and can be highly transferable.

Mental Health First Aid Training entry requirements

You must register with MHFA England via the link provided by 3B Training if attending the online learning course.

Do this at least 14 days before the course start date.

To attend the Online Learning course:

You must have access to a computer or laptop that uses a microphone, webcam and has access to the internet. You need to have access to one of the above devices to complete the course properly and get involved with discussions.

Is this course accredited?

This course is accredited by MHFA England, and one of their instructors delivers this course.

Mental Health First Aid England are providers of mental health courses and resources for the UK. They tailor their training to both individuals and businesses to equip them with the skills and awareness they need to support people’s wellbeing.

On completion of the course, your certificate will be sent directly to you to download digitally. You will need to renew your certificate three years after course completion by attending the course again.

How is this course delivered?

This course can be completed in the classroom or as an Online Remote Learning course.

Public Classroom Courses

Classroom based Mental Health First Aid courses are available in selected training venues. The course is delivered in a traditional classroom environment by a Mental Health First Aid England tutor.

Individuals and companies booking on their behalf can book one or more places over the phone or through our website. Please take a look at our upcoming course dates here.

Remote Learning

We can also deliver the Mental Health First Aid course remotely. Unlike the classroom-based course, the online course is delivered in four short sessions over two weeks; you are required to complete some work in your own time both before and during the course.

All you need to do is log into the virtual classroom through the link provided to attend the sessions. To do so, you will need a device with a screen, camera, microphone and access to the internet. The MHFA approved tutor will send you all the required links and materials electronically throughout the course.

In-house Courses

We can also arrange for Mental Health First Aid to be delivered as an in-house course, specifically to a group from your company. We can arrange for the course to be delivered via remote learning at one of our venues or a venue of your choice.

In-house mental health training can be very effective for a group who works together. The familiarity can encourage discussion between delegates, get them to share personal experiences and share company relevant examples.

To enquire, all you need to do is fill in our in-house enquiry form on this page. We provide all of our quotes on a case by case basis, depending on location and delegate numbers.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim £70 for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

For the grant to be claimed, you must include the company name and CITB levy number on the delegates information form, which is completed before or on the first day of the course.


Next Available Courses

  • Mental Health First Aid

    Wigan - 24 Jan 2023

    £270 + VAT

  • Online Mental Health First Aid

    Web - 13 Feb 2023

    £260 + VAT

  • Mental Health First Aid

    Wigan - 03 Apr 2023

    £270 + VAT

  • Online Mental Health First Aid

    Web - 18 May 2023

    £260 + VAT

  • Mental Health First Aid

    Wigan - 10 Jul 2023

    £270 + VAT

  • Online Mental Health First Aid

    Web - 10 Aug 2023

    £260 + VAT

  • Mental Health First Aid

    Wigan - 16 Oct 2023

    £270 + VAT

  • Online Mental Health First Aid

    Web - 09 Nov 2023

    £260 + VAT

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