Mental Health First Aid Course (MHFA®)

Gain the knowledge and skills to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and develop the confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

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MHFA Associate Instructor

Qualified since 2016, our lead trainer is a MHFA England Associate Instructor, one of the highest rankings with MHFA.

CIPD Associate

Our lead trainer is quality assured through CIPD and qualified to design high quality courses.

MHFA England

Our (MHFA) Mental Health First Aid course and others available have been designed directly by MHFA England.

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Become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®)

The last few years have been hard on everyone.  Amidst a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and changes to the ways we work, the need to support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing is greater than ever.

The Mental Health First Aid Course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing poor mental health, the confidence to start a conversation and the tools to signpost to appropriate support.

MHFA England’s training is grounded in research. It has been developed through an inclusive lens, with input from people with lived experience and in collaboration with clinical practitioners, learners, and workplaces.

Our MHFA training is proven to increase MHFAiders® confidence in supporting people with mental ill health.

With our new offer, training doesn’t stop when the course comes to an end. We provide continuous support for MHFAiders® – well beyond initial certification – so people are confident, empowered and motivated to carry out the role. 

MHFAiders® get automatic 24/7 digital support through the MHFAiders Support App®. From there they will find exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®.

Would you know how to help?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

The Mental Health First Aid Course is an online training providing you with;

  • 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

Who is the course for?

The MHFA training is aimed at anyone interested in becoming a mental health first aider and is looking for ways to better support their colleagues, friends or family who may be struggling.

​​Cost

We value this course at £325 + VAT per person.

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Format

  • The Mental Health First Aid course is delivered online through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub
  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions. See course structure section below for more detail
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the Mental Health First Aid course online gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
  • Access to the new MHFAider Support App®, where 24/7 digital support can be accessed, as well as training resources and ongoing learning opportunities.   
  • Additionally, MHFAiders® receive access to exclusive events so that they can continue to develop their support for your workplace beyond the training course
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About the new MHFAider Support App®

  • The MHFAider Support App® provides training resources and ongoing learning opportunities so that MHFAiders® can improve their support skills on the job.
  • MHFAiders® can help organise their roles with reminders and secure conversation journaling, to safely reflect on their work.
  • The MHFAider Support App® works to support the MHFAiders’® own mental health – the resources within can teach critical self-care skills, with the emotion tracker function allowing them to chart their own wellbeing.
  • The app provides 24/7 text support for when MHFAiders® are feeling overwhelmed or need guidance for certain situations.
  • MHFAiders® have access to regular online events that provide further learning and support, allowing them to continue to perform their role confidently and effectively, long after receiving their initial training

Upcoming Course Dates

Since the pandemic our courses are usually online host facilitated. We do however from time to time hold live in person trainings which we refer to as F2F (Face to Face). Our F2F courses will usually be held in Bedminster, Bristol at the Social Farms & Gardens, Hereford St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4NA

Get your MHFA Mental Health First Aid Course FREE!

Make sure to ask your workplace to sponsor you as a delegate and get your training free!

That’s right! Most of our delegates get the training free to them as most employers are willing for you to become their qualified Mental Health First Aider. Send your manager an email or set up a meeting letting them know why it’s important to have a Mental Health First Aider in the workplace and why you’d be a great fit.

It doesn’t hurt to ask, remember if you don’t ask you don’t get!

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How our MHFA Course Can Help?

MHFA Training is a course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

This course won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

  • 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.
  • What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
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Become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)

EDP’s Mental Health First Aid Course online is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence they need in order to support someone who’s experiencing mental health problems. Topics covered include how best to approach a friend or family member struggling, what types of things we should be talking about when offering our assistance (and which ones aren’t appropriate), and where people can go if they want help right away – all while maintaining your own privacy at any time during this process. MHFA Course is open to anyone who wants to learn more about mental health and how to support others.

Our MHFA training is delivered by accredited Instructors who have undergone specific training to deliver the course.

Participants of this training will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

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The Importance of Workplace Mental Health

Employers know that for a team to  work at their best, creating an inclusive environment to support  the wellbeing of their people is crucial. In fact, your company’s success often depends on it.

Our MHFA course is ideal for staff  at every level who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain  the knowledge and skills to spot signs of a person experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.

Through the MHFAider Support  App®, exclusive resources and ongoing learning opportunities, your people will be able to keep their learning and confidence alive,  quickly reference something and understand what is current with mental health and wellbeing support.

With confidence, community and  access to exclusive resources and  events, MHFAiders® will feel empowered to provide support where it’s needed and begin to help shape a healthier workplace with a thriving culture.

Course Structure

This course is held online or Face 2 Face over the course of 2 days from 9am – 5pm on both days

Day 1: 9am - 5pm
Session 1

Individual learning (1 hour):

  • Introduction to the Online Mental Health First Aid course and the Online Learning Hub (course overview, safety procedure, attending live sessions, and completing individual learning activities)
  • Activity 1: Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • Activity 2: The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Activity 3: What is mental health?
  • Activity 4: Quiz: Impact of mental health
  • Activity 5: Stress Container (completed after live session)
  • Activity 6: Frame of Reference (completed after live session)

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

  • Introduction to course functions
  • Introduction to the course
  • ALGEE and mental health introduction recap
  • Stigma
  • Risk and protective factors
  • 10 minute break
  • Frame of Reference
  • The Mental Health Continuum
  • Introduction to the Stress Container
Session 2

Individual learning (2 hours):

  • Activity 7: What is depression?
  • Activity 8: Risk factors for depression
  • Activity 9: Mental Health First Aid for depression
  • Activity 10: Introduction to suicide

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

  • Recap of individual learning on depression
  • Prevalence of suicide
  • Suicide, substance misuse and dual diagnosis
  • Analyse the impact of suicidal feelings
  • Recap of ALGEE and risk factors for suicide
  • Explain Mental Health First Aid action plan 1 for suicide
  • 10 minute break
  • Explain non-judgemental listening, Empathy video
  • Practice using ALGEE in case study scenarios
  • Review of ALGEE for suicide and depression
  • Self-care
Day 2: 9am - 5pm
Session 3

Individual learning (2 hours):

  • Activity 11: What is anxiety?
  • Activity 12: Mental Health First Aid for anxiety
  • Activity 13: What are eating disorders?
  • Activity 14: Mental Health First Aid for eating disorders
  • Activity 15: What is self-harm?
  • Activity 16: Mental Health First Aid for self-harm
  • Activity 17: What are personality disorders?

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

  • Recap of individual learning on anxiety
  • Recap of the five basic steps of ALGEE for anxiety
  • Explain action 1 for anxiety
  • How to support someone who is having a panic attack
  • Explain crisis first aid
  • Practice action 2: non-judgemental listening
  • 10 minute break
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety
  • Explain cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Recap of eating disorders and self-harm
  • Case study for eating disorders and self-harm
  • Review ALGEE for eating disorders and self-harm
Session 4

Individual learning (2 hours):

  • Activity 11: What is anxiety?
  • Activity 12: Mental Health First Aid for anxiety
  • Activity 13: What are eating disorders?
  • Activity 14: Mental Health First Aid for eating disorders
  • Activity 15: What is self-harm?
  • Activity 16: Mental Health First Aid for self-harm
  • Activity 17: What are personality disorders?

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

  • Recap of individual learning on anxiety
  • Recap of the five basic steps of ALGEE for anxiety
  • Explain action 1 for anxiety
  • How to support someone who is having a panic attack
  • Explain crisis first aid
  • Practice action 2: non-judgemental listening
  • 10 minute break
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety
  • Explain cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Recap of eating disorders and self-harm
  • Case study for eating disorders and self-harm
  • Review ALGEE for eating disorders and self-harm

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Trusted by Big Name Brands

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Quality Assured Training

We are quality asured thorugh MHFA England and CIPD.

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Lived-In Experienced Educators

Our instructors don’t just talk about it, they’ve lived through it so know what it is like.

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Testimonials

 

But don’t take our word for it, take a look at what our past delegates have to say! We have a 5 star rating on google. See for yourself!

I love working with Bianca, and have been fortunate enough to have been part of and organised many courses with her. she is super easy to discuss the course content with what I am after and very helpful in helping us a create a course designed to help particular attendees. Before, during and after the courses Bianca is always on hand and offers excellent support, very quick to answer any questions I have and helps guide us through every step. I will always use Bianca, and will always recommend her to others. Bianca is just such a lovely person, and everyone who I book on her courses agree!

Chloe Coombs

HR Manager at Aardman Animation

Bianca was an incredible trainer, she has a wealth of experience and makes the environment very safe to tackle some challenging topics. I have learned so much over the course and feel confident I will now be better equipped to support others. Thank you for your passion and expertise.

Sarah Walker

Head of Safeguarding Case Mgmt at The Football Association

Bianca was engaging, sensitive and provided a safe space for people to openly discuss their uncertainties around mental health without fear of judgement.

Annabel Leydon

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