Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England have developed a range of training courses designed to take people on a journey to understand what mental health is. They discuss how we all have mental health, like physical health, and teach people to look after their own and others’ wellbeing.
The Adult Mental Health First Aid course:
For more detail on what you learn on the course, visit the course pages above.
MHFA England's Adult Mental Health First Aid Course is designed for anyone over the age of 18. You don’t need existing knowledge of mental health, just like you don’t need a medical background to take a first aid course. We would recommend MHFA England training for anyone – just as it’s a good idea for people to have basic knowledge of physical first aid. Here are just some of the people who benefit from MHFA England skills:
To become an Adult Mental Health First Aider you need to take one of our Online Adult Mental Health First Aid Courses. This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub. Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two weeks, with self-learning activities in between.
You can book as an individual or if you are looking to train eight people or more in your organisation get in touch to learn more and to discuss your requirements.
If you are looking to train eight people or more in your organisation get in touch to learn more and to discuss your requirements.
You’ll need to contact the course instructor directly – simply reply to their booking confirmation email to discuss alternative dates. Late cancellations may incur charges to cover the cost of printed course materials, please see the terms and conditions in your booking confirmation email.
Costs vary between online and face to face courses.
Online courses: £300 per person
Face to face courses: £400 per person
If you have any questions about the cost of attending a course, please contact us.
Our online Adult Mental Health First Aid courses are delivered through four live training sessions spread across two weeks, with self-learning activities in between.
Our face to face Adult Mental Health First Aid courses are delivered through two full day training sessions.
You need to complete all parts of the course to receive a certificate of attendance. All parts of the course are equally important to learn a safe grounding in Mental Health First Aider skills.
At the end of your course you will get a certificate to say you are a Mental Health First Aider. The courses are not currently CPD verified.
Please allow four weeks for your certificate to be processed. It’s also worth checking your spam/junk folder in case it has ended up in there by mistake.
If you still haven’t received it, contact us and we'll help track it down. Please let us know:
As a training organisation, we can’t offer mental health support or advice, but there are lots of people that can. See our list of mental health support contacts.
In an emergency:
If you or someone else needs medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency:
This is a free number to call. They can direct you to your local crisis support services and mental health organisations and offer health advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
See our list of mental health support contacts.
Sign up for information, updates and opportunities to attend our regular networking events for qualified Mental Health First Aiders.