2 Day Mental Health First Aid Training Course (MHFA Training Course)

Our 2 Day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training Course builds mental health awareness and support skills, certifying participants as mental health first aiders.
To book this MHFA course, please call 0121 271 0550, email info@altruistuk.com or contact us here.

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 First Aiders (MHFAiders) play a key role in supporting employees, helping to raise awareness of mental health issues, support colleagues and improve overall wellbeing in the workplace.

A strong action point for your employee wellbeing strategy will be to have certified Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders) within your organisation. Having certified Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders) demonstrates that you’re serious about protecting the mental health and wellbeing of your employees. The training will help to create a workplace culture that’s proactive at addressing mental health issues.

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 MHFA training course is designed to help minimise the impact of mental ill-health in the workplace, giving you the tools to support all employees’ mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness.
  • 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 from MHFA training:

  • 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 2 Day 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’
  • Mental Health First Aider badge for your email signature

A recent study based on our own feedback from course delegates following MHFA training 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*

MHFA Training 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

Mental Health First Aid Training Course Cost

Prices for our MHFA course start from £245 + VAT per delegate (8 - 16 delegates).

Public courses are priced at £275 + VAT per delegate (Midlands) and £300 + VAT per delegate (London).

Course Location:

We are based in Birmingham but are experienced in providing face-to-face training throughout the UK, depending on your organisation’s requirements. We also run Online Mental Health First Aid Training.

How to book:

To book this 2 Day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training Course, please call 0121 271 0550, email info@altruistuk.com or contact us here.

*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).

We also provide a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Half Day course and a Mental Health First Aider Refresher Online course.

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