Project Description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Training Courses

2 Day Adult Mental Health First Aid Courses – Online, London & UK wide

Gain the knowledge and skills to become an Adult Mental Health First Aider

A record number of employees are experiencing stress and poor mental health e.g., the number of people experiencing depressive symptoms has doubled.

This Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England workplace training course helps to minimise the impact of mental ill-health on your business and your people. It also helps to promote and maintain healthy workplaces.

The training is adaptable and designed to benefit those in a range of professional roles including people managers, team members, HR, learning and development and senior leaders.

Learners who attend this training gain:

  • an understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect mental health

  • an understanding of common mental health conditions e.g., anxiety and depression

  • an understanding of the impact of stress on mental health

  • practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

  • increased confidence around mental health conversations and non-judgemental listening

  • information to help you signpost someone to professional help and resources

  • confidence to challenge stigma

Course modules

  • Session 1: Introduction to mental health and mental health first aid

  • Session 2: Depression and suicide

  • Session 3: Anxiety, eating disorders and self-harm

  • Session 4: Psychosis and mental health action plan

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • a manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • a workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

  • a certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

Session details:

  • Duration: 2 days in total (can be split over more than 2 days)

  • In-person: 2 days consisting of: 4 live sessions

  • Online: 2 days consisting of: 4 live online sessions + 4 self-directed learning sessions (option for 2 full days or split over more than 2 days)

  • Format: group activities, presentations and discussion

  • Participants: 16 max

  • Trainer: Esther Thomas or an associate Mental Health First Aid England Instructor

To book places on an open enrolment course, visit our courses page.

We also offer MHFA England Champion, Aware, Refresher and mental health first aider coaching and mentoring courses.



4 modules / 2 days training in total


£300 p/p inc. Ask about in-house training

Refresh this course

Every 3 years

A great experience

“It was a great experience and I enjoyed the pedagogy of the course, very well made. Esther was a great instructor and took care of everybody’s learning throughout the course, so that everybody’s skills and knowledge could grow. Big thanks to Esther and the developers of this course!”

I’d recommend to anyone

“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.”

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