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Adult MHFA Course

This all new version of Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) training, launched in 2022 has proved to be game changing for those who've experienced it so far.  By completing this new course you will have new knowledge and confidence to help keep yourself and those around you well as well as receiving three years of certification, hard copy materials and access to a 3 year digital support package.   

This course is ideal for individuals who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.​ 

In addition to the course, you will become part of the largest MHFAider® community in England, gaining access to resources, ongoing learning and 24/7 digital support through our MHFAider Support App®, to give you the tools and knowledge you need to carry out the role effectively and confidently, whether that be in your workplace, a volunteer role, or in the community.

Want to develop your expertise as an MHFAider®?


On completing this course you're now eligible to take an internationally recognised MHFAider® qualification.

 

COST:

£350  per person or in-house group training also available

NEXT ONLINE COURSES:

 

24th and 25th July

7th and 8th August

4th and 5th September

9th and 10th October

5th and 6th November

11th and 12th December

(Made up of 

2 x 9am - 5pm days)

Tracy's delivery of the course was excellent. She is extremely knowledgeable and created such a warm, open and safe space for us all to work. I would most definitely recommend the course and, in particular, Tracy's delivery. Thank you.”

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Course outcomes:

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 

Course Structure:

 

  • Online or face-to-face course structured across four flexible sessions. Each session is a maximum of 3hrs 45mins and sessions can be delivered within a two week period over 2, 3 or 4 days 

  • Learners will be trained over four live sessions 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. 

 

Takeaways

 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  As and when it is appropriate and safe to, we will be offering face-to-face training again as well.

 

"Tracy was personable, empathetic and kind, she created a safe environment that generated an inviting atmosphere for people to talk openly and frankly. She has filled me with confidence even though I have been a nurse for 30+ years I have learnt new skills that I know I will use. I recommend everyone attends this course."

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“This refreshed course has kept all the best elements of the previous version of the course but has introduced more practice using ALGEE® in realistic conversations. 

What I found most interesting and beneficial was the case studies and the videos that brought the written material to life. This was added to by the practical element of using the MHFAider Support App®; all the tools to have conversations are provided which makes the course a must do for anyone with a passion for MHFA.  

Having worked with MHFA England to train and introduce over 160 MHFAiders® into our business we are continuing this journey and have already planned two courses with MHFA England using the new course content. I know that our next 32 MHFAiders® will get even more out of the course because of the new content and introduction of MHFAider Support App®.” 


Evan Judge | Senior HSE Manager | South Region & ESS   

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