Become a Mental Health First Aider

Adult Mental Health First Aid 2-Day Course

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

Adult Mental Health First Aid 2-Day Course

The Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Mental Health First Aiders have:


There is no formal assessment for this course but individuals must complete all sections of the course.


On completion of the course, individuals will receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate.

What else is involved:

You’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

What you will learn

Why Mental Health First Aid?     Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
What is depression?     Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
What is mental health?     Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
Impact of mental health issues     Cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy
Stigma and discrimination     Personality disorders
The Mental Health First Aid action plan     Eating disorders
Symptoms of depression     Self-harm
Risk factors for depression     What is psychosis?
Depression in the workplace     Risk factors for psychosis
Suicide figures     Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and mental health     Schizophrenia
First aid to assist a suicidal crisis     Treatment and resources for psychosis
Non-judgemental listening skills     Bipolar disorder
First aid for depression     Warning signs of developing psychosis
Treatment and resources for depression     Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Self-care     Recovery and building resources
What is an anxiety disorder?     Action planning for using MHFA
First aid for anxiety disorders      

Course duration

Two days.  8 hours both days – it is essential you attend both days in full


*Cancellation policy applies

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