Please read all information below, including the terms and conditions, before starting your application.​


MHFAider® certificate of attendance​

You must have completed our MHFA course within the last three years to apply.​

Our eligibility criteria​

MHFA England is currently focused on the benefits of mental health first aid in the workplace. We are not accepting applications from anybody looking to train as a for-profit or independent Instructor Member unless you meet one of our eligibility criteria below. ​

You can apply for the MHFA England Instructor Training Programme if you meet at least one of the following:​

  • You are applying to deliver MHFA England training to other employees in your workplace and not to any clients, partner organisations, or other external parties ​

  • You are applying for a specific programme with MHFA England, commissioned as an in-house programme by your employer​

  • You have secured grant funding and are looking to deliver MHFA England training as part of a wider project whose aims align with MHFA England ​

  • You are applying to deliver MHFA England training on a not-for-profit basis to organisations which work with disadvantaged groups, communities, or vulnerable individuals ​

  • You are applying to deliver MHFA England training to a non-profit or community organisation which works primarily with Black people or People of Colour, in line with MHFA England's commitment to anti-racism ​

  • You are an existing MHFA England Instructor Member looking to upskill in different products ​

If you are eligible to apply, you will need to submit an application which will be reviewed by our National Trainers. We encourage you to provide as much relevant information as possible in your application to demonstrate how you will successfully deliver training as an Instructor Member.​

If you have any queries regarding whether you meet our eligibility criteria, please email our Training Delivery team at

Before applying​

Ensure you have read and understood the programme details​

We want you to be able to make an informed decision about whether becoming an Instructor Member is right for you. Before applying we want you to consider and understand the structure of our programme and the requirements and expectations of being an Instructor Member before you apply.​

Please note, you will need to be able to demonstrate existing skills both in facilitation of learning and IT skills, including using online delivery systems, and presentation software. We will also need to be confident that you can carry out course administration via MHFA England's website.​

You can read the programme details by clicking here.​

Download and complete the declaration of eligibility

As part of your application, you will need to submit a completed declaration of eligibility to confirm you meet one of our eligibility criteria. This must be signed by a member of your organisation who is approving your attendance on the programme. This may be your manager, HR professional, or other appropriate member of staff. Download the declaration of eligibility here.​

Make sure you have your MHFAider® certificate​

When applying for the programme, you must upload a copy of your course certificate. Please have this to hand when you begin the application process.​

We do not accept attendance on other mental health courses or other experience in place of this, as our programme focuses on familiarity with and delivery of our MHFA course.​

If you cannot access your certificate, contact us at or call 0203 928 0760 and select option 1.​

If you haven't already attended our MHFA course, you can book onto an upcoming course here. You won't be able to apply until you've attended the course.​

Consider your accessibility needs​

We strive to create training that everyone can access and encourage applications from people with accessibility needs. Please use the 'Accessibility requirements' section of the application form to tell us how we can support you to access our training. You can also visit our accessibility page for more information.​

Download and read the following documents​

This will guide you on what information you should provide within your application and the criteria by which your application will be assessed​

You will agree to these terms and conditions when submitting your application. Please ensure that you and your employer read and understand them, including sections regarding the booking process, cancellation terms, and licensing information​

This will provide answers to any questions you may have before you apply​

This is a list of the dates for Instructor Training Programmes. Please be aware that not all programmes shown in this document will be available when you begin your application​

How to apply

1. Click the 'Apply now' button below to begin your application. You will be asked to create an account to do this. If you have any issues creating an account, contact us at, or call 0203 928 0760 and select option 1. Please ensure you are applying on behalf of yourself, as we cannot accept applications on behalf of another person, except when this is necessary to meet the support needs of an applicant.​

2. Fill in your application form, using the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to navigate the form to ensure your progress is saved. Do not press back or refresh on your web browser, as this could result in lost work.​

3. Upload your MHFAider® certificate and declaration of eligibility when prompted. Without these documents your application cannot be processed.​

4. Choose your first and second choices of programme dates on the 'Programme Choice' page.​

5. We advise that you prepare your answers to the assessed questions in a separate document and paste them into the application form to avoid the risk of losing your work.​

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Next steps

Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by our Training Delivery team and assessed by an MHFA England National Trainer. You will then be contacted by email within four weeks with the outcome of your application.​

We cannot guarantee that your application will be accepted. We encourage you to provide as much relevant information as possible in your application to demonstrate how you meet the application criteria and assessment framework.


Our Training Delivery team are happy to help answer any questions you may have about becoming an MHFA England Instructor Member or about your application. You can contact the team on or call 0203 928 0760 and select option 3.​

Please do read the MHFA England Instructor Training Programme FAQs before getting in touch in case your question is answered there.

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