We can teach you how to deliver your own courses independently. Whether you wish to deliver MHFA courses in your spare time, as part of your own training business or within your place of work, becoming an MHFA instructor can offer a great deal of personal and professional rewards, including earning an income. MHFA England is the only organisation in the country licensed to run MHFA Instructor Training programmes and is part of a global network of 23 countries.
People from all walks of life train to become MHFA instructors but they all have one thing in common – a desire to increase mental health awareness within our society and bring parity of esteem to mental and physical health. You will be helping to achieve the goal of training one in ten of the English population in MHFA skills.
Our Instructor Training programmes will give you all the tools you need to run a successful MHFA course. Depending on your experience, interests and networks, you can train to be able to deliver one or all of the following:
Instructor Training takes place over seven days and is usually spread out over six weeks. This allows you to become familiar with the material and reflect on your learning. You’ll have access to a mentor throughout who will be happy to help if you need any guidance along the way.
You will be expected to do approximately 20 hours of your own study outside of the seven days, including time spent on preparing delivery materials for days four-five and six-seven. You will have one year of 1:1 support from your mentor as you get up and running as an independent MHFA instructor.
Following the seven days training, you'll be required to co-deliver two MHFA courses within a year to become an approved instructor. Instructors are only allowed to solo deliver courses once approved.
In order to become an instructor you'll need the qualities of our essential criteria from our application guidelines. You can find our application guidelines here.
You'll then need to do the following steps:
You'll need to save these and once completed please email them back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll review your application and get back to you to confirm your place.
You can register your interest by using the course booker at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you with the next steps.
Using the booking form below does not guarantee you a place. Please do not book any travel or accommodation until you have received your confirmation email.
Simply email us at email@example.com or give us a ring on 020 7250 8062, where one of us will be more than happy to give you further advice or guidance.
Our Instructor Training programme costs £2,790.00* (inc VAT) as of April 2017.
If you are an approved instructor in any of our other MHFA courses, you can attend our extension programme to add Armed Forces MHFA to your repertoire.
You will join new instructors either during days one-three or days one-five of a regular seven day programme. How many days are needed is decided when you apply.
Simply follow these steps and email the forms back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of the instructor extension programme is £1,626.00 (inc VAT) as of April 2017.
"Mental Health First Aid Training for the Armed Forces community is another fantastic and practical tool for helping veterans access specialist care and support for their mental health needs. On average, Veterans contact Combat Stress 13 years after they leave the Armed Forces, Mental Health First Aid Training will create opportunities for help to reach veterans sooner. Getting Veterans the help that they need and deserve, as soon as possible, can keep families together and save lives."
Director of Strategic Planning and Partnerships , Combat Stress
"One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life but there are members of the community who are more at risk - the Armed Forces being one example. We believe that Mental Health First Aid Training is vital to ensuring that those at risk of mental illness are supported at the earliest stage. It is very encouraging to see that the government is funding and supporting the use of the Armed Forces Mental Health First Aid training within such an important community. We believe that having more people MHFA trained will result in ex-service men and women being supported and signposted to the correct health services, significantly increasing positive recovery."
CEO , Mental Health First Aid England