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Sunsurfer offer a range of courses including courses accredited by Mental Health First Aid England and Scotland's Mental Health First Aid.  We also run our own highly regarded courses that can be tailored to meet your needs.

If you are not sure what you need, we are happy to chat to you, just get in touch.

Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) Adult

This accredited by MHFA England 2 day course will give you all skills to be able 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. Learn more about Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

Online - Mental Health First Aid England

This is the same course as the accredited by MHFA England 2 day course but delivered online using enabley.  The training will give you all skills to be able to manage a mental health issue or crisis that may arise with colleagues, clients, family or friends.  Learn more about Online - Mental Health First Aid England

Online - MHFA Refresher (England)

The four hour MHFA Refresher course is only for people who have done MHFA training 3 or more years ago.  The refresher training will empower you to:

  • Keep your awareness of mental health supports current
  • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan

Learn more about the Online - MHFA Refresher

Scotland's Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Adult

This accredited by SMHFA 2 day course will give you the skills to be able to manage a mental health issue or crisis with family, colleagues, friends and acquaintances.  SMHFA gives you the confidence to provide initial support on a first aid basis and signpost the person to further professional help.  Learn more about Scotland's Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA).

Mental Health First Aid England - one day

This one day mental health awareness and skills course, accredited by MHFA England, qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion.
MHFA Champions have:

  • An understanding of 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 wellbeing

Learn more about MHFA England - one day

MHFA Higher Education - one day

This accredited by MHFA England one day course qualifies you as a Higher Education MHFA Champion. It is designed to give you a deeper understanding of the issues that relate to student and staff mental health and the skills to spot early signs of mental ill health.
Completing the course qualifies you as a Higher Education MHFA Champion with the confidence to signpost someone to support – whether that’s through self-help resources, university counselling services, the NHS, or a mix.  Learn more about Mental Health First Aid Higher Education.

Online - Introduction to Mental Health Awareness

Introduction to Mental Health Awareness is an entry level short course, delivered online using Zoom.  The course content includes: -

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental health continuum
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • 5 ways to wellbeing

Learn more about our Online - Introduction to Mental Health Awareness

Other Mental Health Awareness courses

We offer half and full day courses that can be tailored to your organisations needs. This may be working with a particular client group or supporting a colleague with a mental health condition. Learn more about Other Mental Health Awareness courses.

To discuss your training needs, just get in touch.