Mental Health First Aid Training Courses: Key Features


All courses are delivered by accredited MHFA England Instructors who are also qualified Occupational Health Specialist Practitioners.


The courses are a mix of presentations, situational videos, discussions, and group work activities.


There are no formal assessments but delegates who attend all sections of a course are awarded MHFA England Certification.


Preferably delivered face to face at your site, or remotely via video conference


We recommend a maximum of 10 delegates per course so that the instructor can keep delegates safe and supported while they learn.

For:                  Mental Health First Aiders

Duration:         2 Days / 4 Sessions

Delegates:       6 to 10

Location:         Your offices (or video conference if necessary)

Price:               From £1,800 (inc. VAT) per course

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand mental health and the factors that can affect wellness
  • 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, employee assistance programmes, their GP, other specialist practitioners or a combination

Across the 4 sessions we’ll cover.

Session 1:

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace

Session 2:

  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care

Session 3:

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm

Session 4:

  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

This course qualifies you as a

Mental Health Champion

For:                 Managers and Leaders.  Mental Health Champions change how we all think and act about mental health.

Delegates:       6 to 10

Duration:         1 day / 2 sessions

Location:         Your offices (or video conference if necessary)

Price:              From £1,170 (inc VAT)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand 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 wellness

Across the 2 sessions we’ll cover:

Session 1:

  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session 2:

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Suicide
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
  • Action 3: Give support and information
  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Action 5: Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace
  • Action planning for using MHFA

For:                 Employees

Delegates:       6 to 10

Duration:         Half day

Location:         Your offices (or video conference if necessary)

Price:              £750 (inc VAT) per course

Learning Objectives:

  • Create awareness of the types of mental health
  • Understand what is involved in mental health first aid. 

In a single session (with comfort breaks of course) we’ll cover the following topics:

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Eating disorders
    • Suicide
    • Self-harm
  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together – starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Useful statistics
  • Helpful resources

For:                 Existing First Aiders and Champions.  This course extends your certification for a further 3 years

Delegates:       6 to 10

Duration:         Half day

Location:         Your Offices

Price:              From £750 (inc VAT) per course

In a single session (with comfort breaks) we’ll cover the following: 

  • Refresh your awareness of the mental health support you might provide
  • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan

You’ll also have the opportunity to share experiences, hints and tips with other Champions and First Aiders

MHFA recommend, as good practise, that you attend refresher training every 12-24 months.  The course content will have changed over that period, and you may have changed as well, so it won’t feel like a repeat.  However, we believe that refresher training at this frequency is unecessary for those who benefit from the Work Wellness Clinical Supervision and Support Package.

Our price for all courses includes:

  • A manual for each delegate to refer to whenever needed back at the workplace
  • A workbook for each delegate including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • MHFA England accreditation certificate

Work Wellness training course feedback:

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Corporate Mental Health Training Courses.

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