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Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) – Adult


This accredited - by Mental Health First Aid England - 2 day course will give you the skills to manage a mental health issue or crisis that may arise with colleagues, clients, family or friends. We know what to do if someone falls and cuts their knee, this is the mental health equivalent.

Who should come on the course?

  • All staff including front line staff, line managers, senior management team and back office staff
  • Other people associated with your organisation such as volunteers or tenants
  • People supporting a family member or friend with a mental health issue
  • Organisations responding to their legal responsibilities

Learning outcomes

Quality assured MHFA England instructors deliver key mental health information in four manageable sections. These are:

  • Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression
  • Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis
  • Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self harm
  • Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Following this you will learn to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

On successful completion of the course you will be a Mental Health First Aider.

What clients say about this training

Explained from the start about how complex issues are, how much overlap there is between symptoms, treatments etc.Delegate on the Poplar HARCA/Tower Hamlets Homes, course November 2016

Very well delivered, balanced, a good course that I would recommend.  I would also recommend the trainers.  Delegate on the Manchester open course, November 2016

Mickey was very knowledgable and made me feel an integral part of the group learning. 🙂Delegate Adult MHFA July 2019

Booking Information

  • For our latest open MHFA course please click Upcoming Open Courses
  • Organisations - Training can be at your venue on dates to suit you for 8 to 16 delegates
  • Individuals - please enquire about one of our open courses.  We run MHFA (England) - usually in central Manchester every 3-4 months

Just get in touch for more information.