This course is available as either an online or face-to-face training session.

Empower Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions to maintain their skills with regular Refresher training.  

The four hour Refresher course will support your Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions by:

  • Renewing their skills 

  • Updating their knowledge of mental health supports 

  • Giving them the chance to practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan 

Enabling your Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions to refresh their skills, the same way your physical first aiders do, is a great way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to treating mental health and physical health equally. Investing in the course will give you the confidence that your Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions are performing their role safely and effectively.

  • This is a half day course delivered either face-to-face or via online video conferencing

  • 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

How often should MHFA England skills be refreshed?

We recommend that Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions attend a Refresher course every three years. Just like physical first aid, updating skills and knowledge allows people to perform this vital role confidently and safely.

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


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.

Testimonial for MHFA Refresher

"Supporting the mental health of Civil Service employees is hugely important to us. Mental Health First Aiders (or equivalent) form a key part of this support. Colleagues who had been undertaking the role for some time had identified and shared a need to refresh their knowledge, skills and practical application.

We therefore approached Mental Health First Aid England and commissioned a half day pilot MHFA Refresher training event. The Refresher training offer was delivered to a group of 24 participants and included providing attendees with an MHFA Refresher manual and Line Managers' Resource. Post-event feedback indicated that the training was well received and fully met our needs.”

The Civil Service, following delivery of the MHFA Refresher to a cross-government group of Mental Health First Aiders