Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Training Course

0.5 Day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Refresher Online / In Person

Update your Mental Health First Aid certification.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England recommends that you renew your Mental Health First Aider certification every three years by attending a half-day refresher course with an accredited MHFA Instructor.

This half-day refresher training session supports adult Mental Health First Aiders to refresh and update their knowledge and skills. The course helps them to:

  • renew their mental health first aid skills

  • update their knowledge of mental health resources

  • practice the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • perform their role safely and effectively

Session details:

  • duration: 4 hours online or in-person

  • format: a mix of presentations, group discussions and activities

  • participants: 25

To discuss how Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training can support your staff and organisation, contact


4 hrs
(online or in-person)


£150 per person /
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What others have said…

  • “Esther was a supportive, understanding and encouraging coach. The experiences and the guidance she shared made all the difference – it was a pleasure to spend my two training days with her! 10/10 recommend.”
  • “I think this is the most important training I’ll ever do! I think the approach is very clear and it will definitely help me and the company I work for to understand how we can most appropriately support people. The skills I’ve learned, particularly around listening and communicating non-judgementally, will be incredibly useful in all spheres of life. I’d recommend this course to anyone – thank you.”
  • “I felt the course was well structured and the right length (2 days). The instructor was fantastic, patient and unassuming. The amount of engagement/break-out groups was spot on. Thank you.”
  • “The instructor’s timekeeping was impeccable. Her whole demeanor was so claim. Delivery was very precise. All attendees were given the opportunity to interact and contribute. I was so impressed with the manual I received, I could not put it down. Thank you.”
  • “This was an intense course that reflected on one of the most important subject areas of our time. I have left this course feeling more confident in using models to support colleagues, students and wider communities in feeling more open to discuss issues. It has also helped me to recognise and understand behaviours to increase my awareness and response to MH.”
  • “Esther was brilliant, well informed and set the absolute right tone for the subject matter. Feel really well equipped now!”
  • “Just wanted to say thank you for the last few weeks of MHFA training. It has been incredibly useful – feel much more equipped practically, and have more confidence in holding conversations and offering first aid and support. You delivered it all with clarity and at a nice pace!”
  • “I really enjoyed the course and learned so much from it. It has confirmed my wanting to train to be an instructor. Thanks Esther for facilitating our group so well – you were so calm and so knowledgeable.”
  • “Brilliant instructor, made the course interesting and engaging.”
  • “Thoroughly engaging delivery of the course. Knowledgeable and passionate about subject material. Very enjoyable two day course.”
  • “I really enjoyed these days. They were informative and gave me good strategies to take away.”
  • “Excellent course, very well delivered. Felt like a very safe space to ask questions and Esther has a wealth of knowledge.”
  • “I really enjoyed the course. It is one of those practical and applicable life skill that will be of benefit in all facets of life. For the workplace; it’s a great addendum to my mentoring role as a senior staff member. This course will go a long way in helping me to promote a caring culture in my NHS organisation. I work in the field of oncology which can be quite draining for practitioners. MHFA will strengthen and help me to lend a hand to colleagues in those upsetting times.”
  • “I really enjoyed the training delivered by Esther at Thrive and Well. Esther is an amazing trainer and facilitator. Her sessions are really interactive and hands-on. She has a talent to get participants to talk about topics that are tough and challenging and often avoided in our daily lives – however Esther manages to bring the best insight out of every participant and facilitate sincere and open discussions. Esther’s sessions helped me to learn and really enhance my active listening skills, understand how to help prevent a suicide, as well as gain the skills of mental health first aider. I highly recommend Esther’s training to any individual or organisation that is thinking of developing these skills for themselves and/or their staff.”