We believe MHFA training works as one part of a joined up mental healthcare system.  Each of our courses are based on research and developed by mental health experts with input from people with lived experience of mental ill health. 

You can find a list of studies into MHFA training in England and worldwide on our Evaluations and Research page, and see what people have said about MHFA courses in our case studies. 
 

MHFA is a global movement that is now in 24 countries! Each country licenses their own MHFA programme separately – you can see a list of all international MHFA programmes at mhfainternational.org.

Quick links to other MHFA organisations in the UK:

MHFA Northern Ireland

MHFA Scotland

MHFA Wales

It depends on what you are interested in and who you want to support. We have courses to help you support:

  • General adult population
  • Colleagues and employees in the workplace
  • Young people aged 8-18
  • Students and staff in higher education
  • Armed Forces community

Once you have chosen your area of interest, you can then choose the length of course you want to take. 
 

Once you have chosen the type of course you’re interested in, go to the ‘Book your course’ section at the bottom of the page and use the location or postcode filter to find courses near you.

If you can’t find one in your area, please get in touch with us at info@mhfaengland.org. We will put a call out to local instructors to see if they have anything coming up.

  • First, choose the area you are interested in from the course list
  • For some courses, you will need to choose whether you want to take a two day, one day or half day session
  • Go to ‘Book your course’ at the bottom of the page. You can filter by course type, location and date, or just browse the list of courses below
  • Click the ‘Book Course’ button for the course you are interested in. Fill in your contact details and accessibility requirements, then click ‘Submit’.
  • Your instructor will be in touch to confirm your booking. Please do not book any travel arrangements until the instructor has confirmed your place.

Or, if you are an organisation looking to book multiple places on or in-house delivery, go to our Organisations page to learn more and book.

Just drop us an email on info@mhfaengland.org or call 020 7250 8062 and we’ll ask the instructor to contact you directly.

You’ll need to contact the instructor directly – simply reply to their booking confirmation email.

If you can’t get in touch with the instructor this way, drop us an email at info@mhfaengland.org and we’ll be happy to help.

If you’re on a Two Day course, you need to attend both days to become a Mental Health First Aider. All parts of the course are equally important to learn a safe grounding in MHFA skills. 

Our seven day MHFA Instructor Training programme qualifies you to deliver your own MHFA courses independently. Learn more

Costs vary depending on the location and instructor, but we value our courses as follows:

Two day courses: £300 per person

One day courses: £200 per person

Half day courses: £75 per person

If you have any questions about the cost of attending a course, please contact the instructor of the course you are interested in. Occasionally, some instructors may be able to access local funding to allow them to offer discounted places.

If you are an organisation looking to book multiple places on a course or in-house delivery, please contact our Client Experience Team on 020 7250 8062 to discuss prices.

As a community interest company, the money we make goes back into funding our courses. This allows us to make sure all courses meet our quality standards, keep the content up to date, produce all of our materials and create new MHFA courses. The money you pay to attend a course will help the instructor cover their costs such as venue hire, travel and course materials.

Occasionally, some instructors may be able to access funding to allow them to offer discounted or free places. Use the ‘Book your course’ tool to browse courses in your area. Or contact us on info@mhfaengland.org and we can send out a message to instructors in your area to see if they have any discounted places available. 

You may also be able to get your employer, place of learning, or a local community organisation to sponsor you to take the course. 

The Department of Health funded Youth MHFA in Schools programme allows one member of staff in every secondary school in England to take a Youth MFHA One Day course. Learn more and access a place

Please allow four weeks for your certificate to be processed. It’s also worth checking your spam/junk folder in case it has ended up in there by mistake.

If you still haven’t received it, email us on info@mhfaengland.org. To help us track it down, please let us know:

  • The date you took the course
  • The location of the course
  • What type of course it was (e.g. Youth MHFA One Day, Adult MHFA Two Day, etc.)
  • The name of the instructor if you know it

Certainly – just send us an email on info@mhfaengland.org. Let us know:

  • The date you took the course
  • The location of the course
  • What type of course it was (e.g. Youth MHFA One Day, Adult MHFA Two Day, etc.)
  • The name of the instructor if you know it
  • What needs to be corrected (if applicable)