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Mental Health First Aid (Adult)

A two day Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) open course in central Manchester - Oldham Street, M4 1LE - on the 31st July - 1st August 2018. Both days run from 0900-1700 and drinks and refreshments are provided.

We ensure a high quality learning experience, by using two teaching/training qualified and supportive tutors, with a comprehensive introduction to mental health issues and how to support someone in a mental health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Group work MHFA May 2018
Group work MHFA May 2018

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

I have worked in the Mental Health service for many years but I have learned a lot more through this course.  Thank you, Great resources"

"Very informative and enjoyable course.  Delivered in a relaxed but informative way."

"Very informative and provides knowledge and skills to help me support others."

Delegates MHFA May 2018

This course is internationally recognised and accredited by MHFA England and full details of the course are on the MHFA England website.


Contact us, using the form below for questions, or to reserve your place. The cost is £245.00.


In partnership with Barrow based Signal Film & Media we are running a one day mental health awareness and skills course.  This is accredited by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, and delegates qualify as Adult MHFA Champions.

*** Sorry, this course is now FULLY BOOKED ***

To avoid disappointment, feel free to book on our two day MHFA open course on the 19-20th June in Manchester.  We can also run, one day or two day, MHFA courses for your organisation at your venue.

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

What to expect

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

The day will run from 10am to 6pm, on Tuesday 12th June, at Signal Film & Media studios, Cooke’s Studios, 104 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5QR

Training includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. You will get a comprehensive MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

When you complete the day you'll get a certificate to say you are an MHFA Champion.

Apple tree blossom
Apple tree blossom
delegates training
Manchester Museum MHFA

Course structure

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
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • 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

When you complete the day you'll get a certificate to say you are an MHFA Champion for your workplace.

Who should come on the course?

  • All employees at all levels of the organisation


*** Sorry, this course is now FULLY BOOKED ***

Either contact us through the form below or Kerry Kolbe at Signal Film & Media cost is £80.00 per person.

Telephone: 01229 838592

All upcoming open training courses will be posted below. We do many closed courses for organisations that will not appear here because they are private.

Please keep checking back for open Mental Health First Aid and other courses we run. You can of course book us to deliver full day, half day and shorter courses for your organisation.

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  • Disability Equality and Awareness
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Mental Health First Aid - Adult two day course
  • MHFA Higher Education - MHFA Champions one day course
  • Other Mental health awareness courses