Overview

This one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies your employees as MHFA Champions, giving them: 

  • Knowledge and confidence to provide Mental Health First Aid for the most common mental health issues

  • An understanding of how to help build a mentally healthy workplace, challenge stigma and support positive wellbeing
     

Format
  • One day face to face course

  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
     

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are an MHFA Champion

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health

  • A copy of the Line Managers' Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health
     

Contact us

If you are booking as an individual, you can learn more about course options and book directly with one of our independent instructors here:

Book 1 to 7 places

If you are looking to train eight people or more, get in touch with our workplace mental health experts to learn more and to discuss your organisation's requirements:

Contact the team


 

Accessibility

We strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book training through MHFA England, please specify if you will need course materials in accessible formats.

Visit our accessibility page for more information.

“Worthwhile course for all managers - Thank you!”

Course structure

  • About Mental Health First Aid 
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace  
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan 
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
  • Action 3: Give support and information
  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Action 5: Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace 
  • Action planning for using MHFA