Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 2 Day Course

To book this course, please call 0121 271 0550 or email us at info@altruistuk.com.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 2 day in depth mental health awareness course, approved by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). On completion of this training, candidates are certified as ‘Mental Health First Aiders'.

Mental health awareness is an integral part of a productive workplace - a mentally healthy business can ensure employees are happier and more engaged at work. Stress, anxiety and depression are also the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill-health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year, so effective mental health first aid training can help reduce both presenteeism and absenteeism.

Our Mental Health First Aid Training Course is designed to help minimise the impact of mental ill-health in the workplace, giving you the tools to support all employees’ well-being.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect well-being
  • 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 e.g. Employee Assistance programme, self-help resources or the NHS
What to expect:
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • Course is built around the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
  • Numbers are limited to 16 people per course
Everyone who completes the Mental Health First Aid course will receive:
  • A certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider
  • An MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • An MHFA workbook
  • An MHFA Action Plan ‘Z card’
A recent study based on our own feedback from course delegates following various MHFA courses found:
  • 100 % of respondents rated this course as either good or very good
  • 94% average increase in knowledge and understanding of how best to support others*
  • 74% average increase in personal confidence of how best to support others*
Course Feedback
'The course was delivered at a nice informal pace. There was enough time for questions and discussion and the trainer made herself available for private questions too. I would recommend this course to anyone.' Catherine Ince, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor, West Midlands Fire Service
Prices start from £2000 + VAT (up to 8 delegates) for onsite courses
Public courses are priced at £275 + VAT per delegate
To book this course, please call 0121 271 0550 or email us at info@altruistuk.com.

*114 delegates were asked to rate their ability in supporting others on a scale of 0-10 before and after the course (0 – lowest, 10 – highest)

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