What is a Mental Health First Aid course?

Mental Health First Aid England offers a range of training courses from awareness raising to skill development. Our Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) courses are designed for everyone.

Through this course we take people on a journey to understand what mental health is. We discuss how we all have mental health, like physical health, and we teach people to look after their own and others’ wellbeing.

Our MHFAider® courses:

  • Encourage people to challenge the language we use around mental health
  • Explore our different frames of reference and the stigma attached to mental health
  • Help people to understand what good mental health looks like
  • Explore the factors that can have an impact on our mental health
  • Look at how to support yourself and others with self-care, giving the skills to influence your own mental health and help prevent mental ill health
  • Teach how to intervene (including in a crisis), reassure and signpost to further support
  • Teach about diagnosable mental health conditions, what unwell looks like and how to spot these signs in yourself and others
  • Talk about what to do if you think someone is unwell and the steps to take for early intervention
  • Talk about recovery from mental illness and looking forward

For more detail on what you learn on the different MHFA England courses, visit the course pages from the menu above. 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England offers a range of training courses from awareness raising to skill development. Our Mental Health First Aider courses are designed for everyone.

Through this course we take people on a journey to understand what mental health is. We discuss how we all have mental health, like physical health, and we teach people to look after their own and others’ wellbeing.

Our Mental Health First Aider courses:

  • Encourage people to challenge the language we use around mental health
  • Explore our different frames of reference and the stigma attached to mental health
  • Help people to understand what good mental health looks like
  • Explore the factors that can have an impact on our mental health
  • Look at how to support yourself and others with self-care, giving the skills to influence your own mental health and help prevent mental ill health
  • Teach how to intervene (including in a crisis), reassure and signpost to further support
  • Teach about diagnosable mental health conditions, what unwell looks like and how to spot these signs in yourself and others
  • Talk about what to do if you think someone is unwell and the steps to take for early intervention
  • Talk about recovery from mental illness and looking forward

For more detail on what you learn on the different MHFA England courses, visit the course pages from the menu above.