Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a training course that you must attend to become qualified mental health first-aider.
How long is the Mental Health course?
The MHFA course is two days long.
Who should attend the Mental Health First Aid?
Anyone who wants to become an adult mental first aider should attend this course.
Is the Mental Health course accredited?
The course is delivered by a Mental Health First Aid England accredited instructor.
When does my certificate expire?
You should renew your certificate three years after course completion.
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.
Take a look at our upcoming course dates here.
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 fort a group who work 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.
The tutor will cover some sensitive subjects which some delegates may find distressing.
To attend the Remote Learning course, delegates must have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that uses a microphone, a webcam and has access to the internet.
What does the Mental Health First Aid course cover?
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.
The course content goes over subject areas such as:
- The role of a Mental Health First Aider
- Recognising the early signs of mental health problems
- Offering support to someone going through a mental health issue
- Awareness of anxiety, stress, depression and other mental health issues
- Promoting good mental health recovery
- Protecting those who are of harm to themselves
- Directing someone towards relevant treatment
- The stigma of mental health
On completion of the course, delegates will have the relevant knowledge to be able to support distressed individuals and themselves with mental health issues. The delegates will have a greater understanding of the stigma that surrounds mental health issues and how to deal with them in the workplace.
What is required to pass the Mental Health First Aid course?
The tutor assesses the delegates throughout the course on their contribution to the below manageable parts:
- Depression and what is mental health?
- Suicide and substance misuse.
- Anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorders and personality disorders.
- Psychosis and building a healthy community for all.
Is this course CITB Grant claimable?
You can claim £70 as long as you provide us with your CITB Levy number either at the time of booking or on the day of the course.