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

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). Visit our extensions and upskills page for more information. 

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 the extensions and upskills page for more information).

What to consider before applying
  • Before you apply for Instructor Training, you must have completed the MHFA England Two Day course in the relevant product (Adult/Youth/Armed Forces) within the last three years. This will allow you to experience the content you will be qualifying to deliver and help you decide whether it will be suitable for you, before you commit to the seven day programme. The first two days of the Instructor Training programme focuses on considerations when delivering the product so all applicants should have the same level of familiarity with the product to fully participate in the learning. If you haven't already attended one of our Two Day courses you can book onto a course here.

  • Your wellbeing – Please be aware that for some people, some of the topics covered on MHFA England instructor training may be distressing. If you have any concerns about this and would like more information about the course content, please let the team know before you begin the training programme. Please also ensure that you are looking after your wellbeing during the course.

  • Preparing for assessment – You will be assessed on your delivery during the programme. Approval as an MHFA England instructor depends on the outcome of this assessment. If you do not pass your assessment you will not be approved as an MHFA England instructor and you will not be entitled to a refund for the training fee. For more information about assessment and sign off please see our terms and conditions document above.

How to apply
  1. Before beginning the application process, please download and read the following documents:
    Essential and desirable criteria 
    Terms and conditions
    Instructor Training FAQ

  2. Click the 'Apply now' button below to complete an application. You will be asked to create an account in order to do this. Please ensure you are applying on behalf of yourself, as we cannot accept applications on behalf of another person.

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

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.

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Our training team are happy to help answer any questions you might have about becoming an MHFA England instructor or about your application. You can contact the team on or 0203 928 0760.

Please check the Instructor Training FAQ before getting in touch in case your question is answered there.

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