Mental Health First Aid is a great first step to creating a culture where mental health is managed effectively. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course.
You can download a full overview of each course by clicking on the download link.
This half-day workshop introduces you to the skills and behaviours needed to become an effective Mental Health First Aider. It provides an opportunity for you to understand the role, review your skills in relation to those needed to be an effective Mental Health First Aider and introduce one technique to help you manage your emotional response as you carry out the role.
This two day training course aims to give you an understanding of issues that impact on, and relate to, people’s mental health. It will enable you to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, provide initial help and guide a person towards appropriate professional help. Once you have completed the two-day course you will be able to say you are a Mental Health First Aider.
This one-day workshop is designed for anyone who is MHFA trained and would benefit from building their resilience to deal with the unique pressures of the role. It is particularly relevant for any Mental Health First Aiders who may have had to support someone in a mental health crisis and felt ill-equipped for the role.
The role of the Mental Health First Aider is sometimes misunderstood with people occasionally offloading and sharing more with you than you feel comfortable handling.
These 2-hour workshops provide an opportunity to share your experiences with other Mental Health First Aiders, identify the skills that need to be developed to support you better and opportunities to build your resilience.
We believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health. And just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date.
If you’re a Mental Health First Aider or MHFA Champion, take the MHFA Refresher course every three years.