Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist. However it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
Trained Mental Health First Aiders will have:
What to expect:
Learning takes place over two days, across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.
Minimum attendees 8, maximum 16 per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Everyone who completes the course gets:
Research and evaluation has repeatedly demonstrated the effectiveness of MHFA training in England and worldwide. To learn more visit MHFA England Research and evaluation page. You can also read about the impact of our training across a range of organisations in MHFA England case studies.