This course is available as either an online or face-to-face training session. See 'Contact us' 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 MHFA Refresher course takes four hours to complete and will enable learners to: 

  • Keep their knowledge, awareness, and skills of mental health support current  

  • Update their knowledge of mental health and what influences it

  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan

Once you have completed your MHFA Refresher course, you will be certified for three years and will be invited to become or stay a member of our Association of Mental Health First Aiders – making sure you have everything you need to feel confident when supporting others. ​ 

Support beyond the course 

By training with MHFA England you will ensure your training doesn't stop when the course comes to an end.  

We provide support for MHFAiders® – well beyond initial certification – so you are confident, empowered, and motivated to carry out your role. 

By refreshing and joining the Association of Mental Health First Aiders, you will have access to:  

  • The MHFAider Support App®. Access to features such as a 24/7 text support service, signposting to a national database of health services, and insights that teach critical self-care skills 

  • The MHFA England Online Learning Hub. This includes resources such as course manuals and MHFAider® guides  

  • First-hand insights. Learn from real people sharing their honest and lived experiences of mental health conditions 

  • Online networking. Invites to exclusive quarterly webinars to help you carry out your role as an MHFAider with confidence, skill, and care 

  • Monthly newsletters. You will be kept up to date with all the latest news from our community 


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 
I have an existing Level 3 mental health qualification; can I refresh with you? 

As part of our vision to improve the mental health of the nation, we are now accepting other Level 3 qualifications from other providers as entry points for our courses.

This includes:

  • FutureQuals Level 3 Award in Mental Health: Workplace First Aider
  • FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

For more information on the qualifications, we accept please contact the Customer Support Team at info@mhfaengland.org 

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 and continue your membership of the Association of Mental Health First Aiders.  

Find out more about the MHFAider® qualification 


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.

Visit our accessibility page for more information.

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