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"Mental health is a normal part of life. In any one year, one in four of us will experience a mental health issue. But long-standing stigma means that many of us have a limited understanding of how to look after our own mental health and that of the people we care for. With MHFA training I hope, like me, you’ll feel more confident and motivated to play your part in supporting wellbeing in yourself and those around you.”
Poppy Jaman Chief Executive Officer, MHFA England
"Talking openly and honestly about mental health gives us the opportunity to empathise. It normalises difficult experiences, it helps us cope with pain. Learning to listen to ourselves and one another non-judgementally creates a bridge that deepens our understanding and connects us to hope."
“I believe MHFA training should be compulsory in every sector. Mental health should be valued just as much as physical health. When it gets cold outside we rush out and stock up on vitamin C but when it comes to mental health people need to learn about the possible triggers and techniques to recognise and help if an issue arises.”
“The MHFA course was a really meaningful two days. It wasn’t just about how to help our clients, but about our own resilience. We felt safe to talk about ourselves, and I opened up to my colleagues about my own experience of mental ill health for the first time. It was daunting – but it turned out that I was not at all the only one who had been through this.”
"It has opened my eyes - and my heart - to what mental health means, and how important it is to be aware and open to those who may be in pain or struggling... It has helped broaden my outlook and skills so I am more able to be there for others. I am also more aware of my own mental health and general wellbeing."
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All MHFA courses are regularly evaluated, grounded in research and developed by experts with input from people who have experienced mental ill health
You'll be joining a community of over two million MHFA-trained people in 24 countries around the world
Our 1,300 qualified instructors have trained over 185,000 people in England to date
The MHFA Instructor Training programme is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health
Thanks to our rigorous testing and quality assurance process, you know you're getting the best in mental health training
Our profits go back into driving our social mission - to spread mental health skills and awareness