MHFA came to England in 2007 and was launched under the Department of Health: National Institute of Mental Health in England as part of a national approach to improving public mental health.
Mental health education empowers people to care for themselves and others by reducing stigma through understanding. Through this training we hope to break down barriers to the support that people may need to stay well, recover, or manage their symptoms.
MHFA training courses give people the tools to support themselves and each other, so everyone can talk about mental health and seek help when needed. The course teaches people to spot the signs of mental health issues and how to guide a person towards support. The course won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but it will teach you how to respond in a crisis and how to reach out before a crisis happens.
Why choose MHFA?
- Each MHFA course is delivered by a qualified Instructor Member who has completed the instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health
- Our instructor members provide a safe, inclusive learning environment and are trained to support people throughout the whole course.
- In completing our two day course you’ll be joining a global community of over 3 million people around the world who have trained in MHFA skills
- MHFA courses are written by experts, grounded in research, and tested by people with lived experience of mental health. Research and evaluation shows that MHFA courses make a lasting difference in people’s knowledge and confidence around mental health
As an approved provider of MFHA, we can deliver this course on-site at your organisation’s premises or at our Wellbeing Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne. The course lasts two days and, in most cases, these are delivered consecutively. We can accommodate a maximum of 16 people on a course and the minimum number is 8.
For more information or to request a quote for Mental Health First Aid training please contact training [at] togmind.org.