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 issue. 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 23 countries, MHFA courses teach people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone towards the right support.

To date we have trained over 1200 instructors in England who have delivered MHFA courses to over 150,000 people. Our network of approved instructors works with different sectors, organisations and communities throughout England, delivering a range of courses including Adult MHFA, Youth MHFA and Armed Forces MHFA.

We also deliver training directly to large organisations through our MHFA Client Experience Team. Using our team of associate instructors we can tailor a training package to suit each client's needs and ensure they are receiving a gold standard delivery.

We continually develop our training products to keep them at the cutting edge of research and best practice. Our robust quality assurance processes ensure that instructors deliver training of the highest quality.

Who is it for?

Take 10 Together Toolkit

We have produced some free templates and ready-to-use materials to support mental wellbeing in your workplace, school or community.

This toolkit was originally developed for World Mental Health Day 2016 and the resources have been adapted so that you can use them all year round to keep the mental health conversation going.

Download the free Take 10 Together Toolkit.


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