Why train with us?
By becoming an MHFA England instructor you can help to build a healthier society, whether you want to deliver courses in your spare time, as part of your own training business, or in your workplace.
Learn more about the benefits of training with us below:
We are the sole organisation in England permitted to provide Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training licensed by Mental Health First Aid International, the global community that has trained over 2.6 million people.
The cost of an MHFA England Instructor Training programme reflects the quality of teaching, materials and support that you will receive as part of your experience.
Unlicensed instructor training courses are unlikely to have the evidence base or quality that is associated with MHFA England Instructor Training programmes which have been running for over ten years and are part of a global programme run in 25 countries.
All MHFA England instructors must pass our rigorous licenced seven day training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.
This programme is spread over six weeks followed by an assessment and sign-off process, and one year of mentor support. Our instructors also have a minimum course delivery requirement and must attend at least one Continuing Professional Development event per year to ensure their skills stay up to date and maintain their registration with us.
All MHFA England training courses and materials are based on up to date academic research, developed by people with lived experience of mental health issues alongside sector experts. Our courses are rigorously piloted before launch, and feedback is regularly reviewed, with guidance and statistics updated as part of our ongoing product development cycle.
Everyone who attends a course gets an in-depth manual to keep which is full of further information and support resources.
MHFA first came to England in 2007 under the Department of Health, as the original provider of Mental Health First Aid skills in England. In 2009 we became a community interest company which means our profits are reinvested in the community.
As an instructor you can help us achieve our vision of training one in ten of the population in Mental Health First Aid skills to support our own and others' wellbeing.