Thank you for your interest in the MHFA Instructor Training programme. Due to the high number of applications all our Adult MHFA Instructor Training programmes are currently full. We will be releasing more programme dates for April - June 2019 on Friday 14th December 2018.

We recently introduced a new digital application form and to ensure this process is as efficient as possible there is some additional development to be carried out. Therefore the release of these new programmes is later than previously advertised.

We do still have availability for some of our Youth MHFA programmes running between January and March 2019 and you can find details of these at the bottom of the page. 

We appreciate your patience during this time and welcome your Instructor application in December.

Here you can learn more about the application process. Please read all information carefully before you apply.


Our Instructor Training programme costs £2,790 (inc VAT) per person, as of April 2018.

This includes:

  • Seven days training
  • All training materials
  • Access to instructor dashboard area of our website
  • One year of mentor support
Instructor Training extension programmes cost £1,626 (inc VAT) per person - this is for existing instructors who would like to qualify to deliver another MHFA Two Day product (see 'Applying for an extension' below).

How to apply
  1. Please read the essential and desirable criteria before beginning the application process

  2. If you are sponsored by your organisation, please use our template to complete an employer support letter

  3. Click the 'Apply now' button below to complete an application and upload your supporting documents. You will be asked to create an account in order to do this.

We’ll review your application and once it is approved we’ll be in touch to offer you a place on the programme.

On the first day of the programme you will need to bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of address – either a bill or bank statement 

If you are training as part of a commissioned programme, please follow the instructions as normal and enter the code provided to you when prompted.

Up-skills and extensions

Please note that the MHFA England Instructor Training programme qualifies you to deliver one of our Two Day products only (Adult, Youth, or Armed Forces).

Once you have been fully signed off as an approved instructor in your chosen Two Day product (and have completed two co-deliveries as part of your sign off process), you will then have the option to attend an up-skill session to add One Day and Half Day courses to your range.

You can also up-skill to deliver Higher Education MHFA One Day courses, or attend an extension programme to qualify in another Two Day product other than the one you initially qualified in. 

Applying for an extension

If you're already an MHFA instructor and want to add another course to your portfolio, you don't have to do the whole programme again - you can simply apply for an extension. You will need to complete the first 3-5 days of the relevant course.

  1. Download and fill in the extension application form. On the form, indicate your first and second choices of programme from the list below.

  2. Send your completed extension application form to, putting the course code of your first choice of programme in the email subject line. We'll be in touch to offer you a place.

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Our training team are happy to help answer any questions you might have about becoming an MHFA instructor or about your application. Please email or call the team on 020 7250 8313 or 020 7250 8133.

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