Overview

Our intensive Higher Education mental health awareness and skills course was created in consultation with leading student mental health charity Student Minds. It was piloted in 16 universities and evaluated by the University of Chester.

This one day course qualifies you as a Higher Education MHFA Champion. It is designed to give you:

​Cost

We value this course at £200 per person.

Costs may vary depending on location and instructor – contact the instructor for more information by clicking on a course at the bottom of this page.
 

What to expect

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

The day includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. You will get a Higher Education MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

When you complete the day you'll get a certificate to say you are a Higher Education MHFA Champion.


Higher Education MHFA workbook, manual and instructor kit

 

Ready to discuss training for your organisation?

Contact our team to discuss in-house training options.
 

Email the team 

or call 020 7250 8069

If you’re looking to book a small number of individual places on a course, you may want to book directly with one of our independent instructors. Find courses running near you 

“We introduced the MHFA training to raise awareness. It was about educating, reducing stigma, but also to support the staff in supporting students.”

Course structure

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for depression and anxiety
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Suicide figures and risk factors
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Self-harm
  • First aid for self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • First aid for eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • First aid for psychosis
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy higher education community

Course availability