Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Course (2 days)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a two day training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe. You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

Upon successful completion of the training program and final assessment, Mental Health First Aiders will have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.

A theory-based course over 12 hours, typically carried out over 2 consecutive days and all those attending will receive a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years.
Each candidate will receive a copy of a ‘Adult MHFA Manual Two Day’’ colour reference manual and a ‘Adult MHFA Workbook’ which are a clear, concise and valuable review tool for future reference.

– To enable you to gain a Mental Health First Aid (England) award in Adult – Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
– Spot the early signs of a possible mental health issue
– Feel confident in how to offer and provide initial help to a person experiencing a mental health issue
– Preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
– Help to stop mental health from getting worse and to give hope to someone who needs guidance
– Promote recovery of good mental health
– Guide someone towards appropriate treatment and other sources of help
– Understand the stigma that exists around mental health
– Provide help on a first aid basis

We provide some open courses in the North-West area but generally provide group training at your place of work or at a training venue close to you. Contact us for prices on 01204 227002.

Mental Health First Aid Awareness Half Day Course

We are able to provide a half day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Awareness course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. This course is an introductory session to raise awareness of Mental Health.

Upon successful completion of the training program, you will have:

  • 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 your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing

​A theory-based course over 4 hours, typically completed in a Morning or Afternoon session and all those attending will receive a nationally recognised certificate. Each candidate will receive a copy of a ‘Adult MHFA Awareness’ colour reference manual and a ‘Adult MHFA Awareness Workbook’ which are a clear, concise and valuable review tool for future reference.

We generally provide group training at your place of work or at a training venue close to you.
​Contact us for prices on 01204 227002.

The courses are Mental Health First Aid England accredited but we can arrange First Aid Awards (FAA) if preferred.

Have any questions?

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info@tlsafety.co.uk