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On Site First Aid Training Nationwide - Featured Image

First aid training delivered on-site at your own workplace or venue, nationwide, for a fixed daily rate of £495.

Level 3 Award In Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) - Featured Image

The Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid is a 2-day MHFA course that provides learners with an in-depth understanding of mental health first aid training issues. this is the most comprehensive training, and the ONLY MHFA course that qualifies individuals as a Mental Health First Aider in the workplace.

2 Days
Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) - Featured Image

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health helps learners by teaching them about stress, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, depression and anxiety that could occur in the workplace. It also develops interpersonal skills, such as active listening, how to provide help to others, and when to get assistance in an emergency. The one-day course is advised for those who want to promote a mentally healthy work environment. You are not eligible to be a first aider for Mental Health.

1 Day
Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace (Level 1 RQF) - Featured Image

This qualification is for those aged 16 years and over who have an interest in Mental Health and would like to raise their awareness of Mental Health and wellbeing within the workplace and in general.

3 Hours

Mental Health First Aid Training: Complete Course Overview & What to Expect

By now, plenty of evidence and assessments suggest that mental ill health can be just as debilitating as experiencing physical distress.

Proper handling of workplace mental health concerns, for example, can contribute to better confidence in a person’s experience in that particular environment.

By completing a two-day course, you can gain knowledge and skills to help identify mental health problems and risk factors, provide support, and more!

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What Is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training programme that teaches people how to provide initial support to individuals experiencing difficulties with mental health or substance use.

The courses are designed to help individuals recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and provide them with tools and resources to help the person in crisis.

MHFA aims to reduce the impact of mental ill health problems and promote recovery and overall wellbeing.

What Is a Mental Health First Aid Course?

It is a training programme that teaches individuals practical skills on how to:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of mental illness, self-harm, and substance use
  • Assist with initial support (first aid basis)
  • Encourage to connect individuals in need with appropriate professional help.

It is usually a two-day course and can be delivered in various formats, such as on-location, online, or a combination of both.

The MHFA course is open to anyone. In England, many organisations provide assessments and skills training.

Topics Discussed in Mental Health First Aid Course Training

Some of the main topics that are typically discussed during the courses include:

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Why Be a Mental Health First Aider?

You might want to take a Mental Health First Aid course for many reasons. Some of them may include the following:

  1. Helping others: Having the knowledge and skills to help individuals suffering from these issues will allow you to help them recover.
  2. Promoting mental health and wellbeing: With a better understanding of mental illness, you are better equipped to promote the importance of mental health in your community or workplace.
  3. Reducing impacts of mental health problems: You can promote recovery and overall well-being that benefits individuals, their families, and their communities.
  4. Learning more about mental health: The courses provide an opportunity to be better informed about mental health and how to support individuals who may be having a crisis.
  5. Reducing the stigma: By being able to talk about it, you can help create a more accepting and open-minded society.

Who Should Undergo Mental Health First Aid Training?

Mental Health First Aid courses are open to anyone interested.

However, certain groups of people may benefit more from going through these courses to give access to people’s confidence in their respective environments.

They may include many education and workplace leaders:

Please be reminded that MHFA is not a substitute for professional help.

It is a way to provide initial support and to know how to connect the person in crisis with appropriate help.


What Qualifications Do You Need to Be a Mental Health First Aider?

Usually, you need to complete the course and receive certification.

Some organisations may require specific qualifications or experience to become a Mental Health First Aider.

It's best to verify with the specific organisation you are working with to determine what qualifications they require.

Before undergoing training, it is recommended that you have a basic understanding of mental health and a willingness to learn more about mental health and substance use.

Is It a Legal Requirement to Have a Mental Health First Aider?

There are currently no legal responsibilities for employers to have a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) on staff in England.

However, many employers are choosing to provide MHFA courses to their employees to promote workplace mental health and wellbeing and offer support to employees.

Apart from providing support, having an MHFA on staff can be a valuable resource in promoting mental health among colleagues.

How Long Does an MHFA Certificate Last?

Generally, an MHFA certificate is considered valid for 3 years from the date of issue.

The duration of a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certificate varies depending on the organisation that provides the courses.
Check with the specific organisation that provides the courses to determine the duration of the certificate and if first aiders need a refresher course to maintain their first aid certificate.

How Long Does an MHFA Certificate Last?

Mental health first aid is a tool that organisations can use to spot the signs of common mental health issues, provide staff with non-judgemental support, and treat mind-related health issues in the same way as physical health problems. However, unlike conventional first aid, it is not a legal requirement.

Currently, there is no legislation in place forcing employers to offer their staff mental health services.
With that said, the government does recommend that employers take mind-related health problems seriously. Doing so is an important part of creating safe, inclusive environments for people.

How many people are trained in MHFA?

There are currently around 500,000 MHFA England-trained people in the UK or about 1 in 100 adults. This means that there are now more community MHFA first aiders than ever before.

Businesses across the spectrum are requesting MHFA-trained staff. FTSE 100 firms, for instance, have trained more than 10,000 staffers over recent years. However, even smaller organisations are getting involved. Firms want to become wellbeing hubs, regularly checking in on their staff.

What Is the Course Duration of Mental Health First Aid Training?

MHFA courses are given within a two-day course that is 8-12 hours long per day if booked in advance on-location.

The course duration can vary depending on the organisation that provides the training. In some cases, the courses may be condensed into a shorter period.

For example, some organisations may offer a one-day training programme. Another organisation may offer an online course which can be completed at your own pace.

Is It Worth Doing a Mental Health First Aid Course?

This depends on your personal and workplace goals and what you hope to gain from the training.

These courses can help individuals recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and provide them with the tools and resources to help the person in need.

If you have regular contact with the public, are in the criminal justice system, social care, education, voluntary sector or work with youth, MHFA training can be particularly valuable.

Overall, it can be a helpful tool for promoting mental health and wellbeing in your community and supporting individuals experiencing these difficulties.

What mhfa training topics are covered?

Anxiety, depression, bipolar, disorder, schizophrenia, ptsd, trauma, abuse, neglect, self-harm, suicide prevention, crisis, intervention, support, care, recovery, healing, wellness.

Are your mental health tutors qualified?

Yes, our mental health tutors are fully qualified to provide training on mental health first aid. They have undergone rigorous training and possess the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver effective mental health first aid education. This includes understanding of various mental health conditions, risk factors, and effective methods of providing support to individuals in need. Our mental health tutors are dedicated to providing the highest quality training and ensuring that all participants leave with the confidence and skills needed to support their own mental health and the mental health of those around them.