Wellbeing is good for business

Healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive. Employers across the UK are acting now to support the wellbeing of their people and create mentally healthy businesses.

Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.

Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year

Business costs of mental ill health graphic: £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £3.1 billion in staff turnover

(Diagram adapted from Centre for Mental Health, 2017: Mental health at work: The business costs ten years on)

According to the Centre for Mental Health, simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30% or more of these costs – at least £10 billion a year. This is where we can help.


What we can offer you

Our training and consultancy is here to support you to manage wellbeing proactively and minimise the impact of mental ill health on work and life. We’ll work alongside you to deliver training that complements and enhances your existing wellbeing strategy, if you have one. If you don’t, we’ll get you started on that journey and guide you along the way.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training courses teach people to spot the signs of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.We don’t teach people to be therapists, but we do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

By skilling your organisation in MHFA you can:

  • Give your people the tools to keep themselves and their colleagues healthy
  • Encourage them to access support when it’s needed, for a faster recovery
  • Empower people with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work
  • Stop preventable health issues arising by building a supportive culture around mental health
  • Help to embed positive, long term cultural change across your organisation
 


Why choose our training?

Help meet the recommended core standards for a mentally healthy workplace
As set out for all employers in the Government's Thriving at Work report

Quality assured 
Every MHFA course is delivered by a qualified instructor who has completed our Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health

Safe
Our instructors provide a safe, inclusive learning environment and are trained to support people throughout the whole course

Evidence based
Our courses are written by experts, grounded in research, and tested by people with lived experience of mental ill health. Research and evaluation shows that MHFA England courses make a lasting difference in people’s knowledge and confidence around mental health

Globally recognised
Join the community of over 2.6 million people around the world who have trained in MHFA skills


Courses

We have training options to suit a range of timescales and budgets, from basic mental health awareness sessions to a full Mental Health First Aider qualification. They are all designed to benefit employees, line managers, HR professionals, OH workers and senior leaders alike - to let all your people meet the challenges of the workplace head on.

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Contact us

Our team are ready and waiting to discuss your training requirements and answer any questions you might have. 

Email the team

or call 0203 928 0760


If you’re looking to book a small number of individual places on a course, you may want to book directly with one of our independent instructors. Find courses running near you


Case studies 

See how other organisations are using MHFA England training. 


Helpful resources

Take a look at our selection of free downloadable resources for workplace mental health including strategic guidance, interactive toolkits, advice for line managers, and more.

See workplace resources

Resources for workplaces - Implementing Mental Health First Aiders: Guide for employers. Being a Mental Health First Aider: Guide to your role