This course is available as either an online or face-to-face training session. See 'book a course' section below for options. 

We believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health – and just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date.  

The four-hour MHFA Refresher course gives you the chance to:  

  • Renew your skills
  • Update your knowledge of mental health support
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Access three years of MHFAider® Support and Benefits

Please note that the MHFA Refresher is only for people who have completed an  MHFA course or an Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider course. 


We value this course at £150 per person.

Costs may vary depending on location and Instructor Member. Click on a course below to contact the Instructor Member for more information. 

  • If you’re booking for yourself, or a small number of people, please use the 'book a course' section at the bottom of this page

  • Looking to book an MHFA Refresher course delivery for your workplace? Find out how to book here

  • This is a half day course delivered either face-to-face or online  

  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

  • We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

How often should MHFA England skills be refreshed? 

Just like physical first aid, we recommend that MHFAiders® attend a Refresher course every three years. 

If it's time to refresh your skills, book onto an MHFA Refresher course now to renew your skills.


We strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book onto a course through the MHFA England website, please fill in the ‘Accessibility requirements’ section of the booking form and tell us what you need to access the course venue and materials.

This course is currently only available online.

Visit our accessibility page for more information.

The original version of our MHFA Refresher course, which does not come with MHFAider® support and benefits, will continue to be delivered by some Instructor Members until the end of January 2023. If you are interested in taking the MHFA Refresher course or have already booked your place, please contact your Instructor Member for clarification on the best way for you to access to MHFAider® support and benefits.

Want to develop your expertise as an MHFAider®?

By keeping your mental health knowledge up to date with the MHFA Refresher, you’ll be eligible to take our internationally recognised MHFAider® qualification.

Find out more about the MHFAider® qualification

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