Our vision is to normalise society’s attitudes and behaviours around mental health, by developing the skills we need to look after our own and others’ wellbeing. We want to empower people through education to care for themselves and others.
People from all walks of life train to become MHFA instructors but they all have one thing in common: a desire to improve the mental health of our society.
We currently have over 1,800 instructors across the country working to give others the practical skills to support mental health – and we’re inviting you to join them.
Depending on your experience, interests and networks, you can qualify to deliver one or all MHFA courses:
All of our courses teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support. Our courses don’t teach people to be therapists, but they do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.