Mental Health First Aid England

Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health problem. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, mental health first aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in twenty one countries, the MHFA course teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide those towards the right support services. To date, there are over 700 instructors in England who have delivered the MHFA course to over 70,000 people.

We continually quality assure our training products and apply a strong quality assurance process of the instructors that deliver them. Independent evaluations show that our products are of high quality and they achieve their learning outcomes by consistently improving people's confidence and skills.