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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid training for your Organisation

Mental Health First Aid training for your organisation

Every year millions of working days are lost to mental ill health. The most common reasons are anxiety, stress and depression.

Protecting the mental health of your workforce is as important as protecting their physical health.

Shaw Trust’s Mental Health First Aid Training allows your organisation to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions early and provide help, support and relevant signage to support services.

This is a certified course delivered by a quality assured instructor, who has attended the seven day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

MHFA England

Who should book onto the course?

This course is for anybody who comes into contact with the public, who may potentially come into contact with someone experiencing a Mental Health Crisis and unsure how to respond. It is a valuable course for everybody, in particularly those who work with vulnerable adults and for employers who have concerns about the wellbeing of their staff.

By attending this course you will not be a trained therapist but you will be a Mental Health First Aider.

What does the course cover?

This course gives delegates the confidence, knowledge and skills to be able to recognise mental health problems, to respond and provide initial support, and support the person’s recovery.

The course is delivered in four modules, with each focusing on Mental Health First Aid Skills.

Day 1

Session 1

  • What is Mental Health?
  • Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
  • Depression

Session 2

  • Depression
  • Suicidal Crisis and First aid

Day 2

Session 3

  • Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders and Self Harm
  • Mental Health First Aid Action Plan for all

Session 4

  • Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Bi Polar Disorder
  • Mental Health First Aid Action Plan for
  • Recovery

At the end of the course, each delegate will receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate, a copy of the MHFA Manual, Z card and a workbook.


£200 +VAT pp (Min 8, max 16 delegates in a group)
If you require group bookings, please contact us directly on the details below

Timings/ Location

The course will run from 9.30am - 4.30pm with short refreshments breaks and 30min for lunch.

The courses can be run at your location or at one of our Shaw Trust hubs nearest to you. Please see Shaw Trust locations below.

Mental Health First Aid Information Leaflet

Mental Health First Aid Training Courses

 Location Date and time
Bristol (Full) 21st & 22nd January 2020
Birmingham   19th & 20th February 2020
Bromley 17th & 18th March 2020
Tonbridge 21st & 22nd April 2020
Norwich 19th & 20th May 2020
Leicester 16th & 17th June 2020
Bristol 21st & 22nd July 2020
Birmingham   4th & 5th August 2020
London 16th & 17th September 2020
Tonbridge 20th & 21st October 2020
Norwich 17th & 18th November 2020

To find out more information or to make a booking:

If you would like to further enquire about any of the above courses or would like to discuss a course delivered in your location please email Caroline Callow

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For more information download our Mental Health First Aid leaflet (PDF, 240KB, opens in new tab or window)

Testimonials from delegates:

"EXCELLENT: The content of the course was amongst other aspects in my opinion, factual, insightful, and impartial and allowed my colleagues who participated to approach the subjects in a natural and free flowing way."

"1st Class facilitator who explained and summarised our knowledge throughout also allowing us to contribute with our
own personal examples in a safe environment."

"I would not hesitate to recommend this highly important and imotive subject to anyone employed within the care industry."

"Really good course very informative two days, with good manual and work book to take away to continue our learning."