Overview

This introductory four hour session raises awareness of mental health. Your employees will gain:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma

  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues

  • An introduction to looking after their own mental health and maintaining wellbeing

  • Confidence to offer support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
     

Format
  • Half day face to face course

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

  • We limit numbers to 25 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 Mental Health Aware

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it

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

Contact us

Get in touch with our workplace mental health experts to learn more or to discuss your organisation's requirements.

Email the team
Or call us on 0203 928 0760, option 1.

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 Instructor Members. Find courses running near you.

 

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.

"A helpful, practical approach which helped develop my understanding."

Course structure

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Eating disorders
    • Suicide
    • Self-harm
  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together - starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Useful statistics
  • Helpful resources