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Thu, 18th May 2023
Fri, 19th May 2023
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How much will it cost me?

£205 per person (RRP £325)

What will I learn?

As an MHFAider® you will be able to: 

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention 
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports 
  • Practise active listening and empathy 
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma 
  • Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality 
  • Practise self-care 
  • Know how to use the MHFAider Support App® 
  • Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England  


  • Learners will be trained over four live sessions with an MHFA England Instructor Member, covering 14 hours of content in total.​ 
  • Learning takes place through a mix of instructor led training, group discussions, individual and group activities. 
  • Each session builds on the previous, enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others with a Mental Health First Aid action plan. 
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 
  • We strive for all of our learning content to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. 

Everyone who completes this course gets: 

  • A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course 
  • A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it​ after completing the course 
  • A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan​ 
  • A digital MHFAider® certificate  
  • Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years 
  • Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events ​ 
  • The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England 

Session One

  • Mental Health First Aid ​and the action plan 
  • The MHFAider® role ​and self-care 
  • Helpful and unhelpful language ​ 
  • Useful models to support the role  

Session Two

  • What influences mental health? ​ 
  • What is anxiety? ​ 
  • Crisis first aid 
  • Active listening and empathy ​ 
  • What are eating disorders? ​ 
  • What is self-harm? ​ 
  • What is substance misuse? ​ 

Session Three

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan 
  • What is depression? ​ 
  • What is suicide? ​ 
  • Crisis first aid ​continued 
  • What is psychosis? ​ 

Session Four

  • Recovery and lived experience ​ 
  • Boundaries in the MHFAider® role 
  • Moving forward in the MHFAider® role ​ 
  • My MHFA action plan ​