Adult Mental Health First Aider Badge

2-Day CourseCost: £3800


Mental Health First Aid 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. To find out more about the benefits of MHFA please visit Adult · MHFA England.


By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Explain what mental health is

  • Describe how to look after their own mental health and wellbeing

  • Describe the signs of possible poor mental health 

  • Explain some of the risk factors associated with poor mental health

  • Demonstrate how to apply ALGEE in a Mental Health First Aid conversation

  • Describe the role of an MHFAider

Our MHFA course can be delivered either online or face to face across either 2 or 4 days. The training course is designed to be delivered to between 8 and 16 people.

For face to face training we can deliver this course on site at your organisations venue or at our wellbeing centre in Ashton-under-Lyne, (216-218 Katherine Street, OL6 7AS). 

If your organisation would like to book a MHFA course for your staff, please email training [at]

MHFA is split into 4 sessions which takes place over either two full days or four half days. In order to receive your certification in MHFA you must attend all sessions. Certificates are issues directly from MHFA England upon completion of the course.

Session 1

  • The MHFAider role
  • Self-care
  • What is mental health?
  • Helpful and unhelpful language
  • Frame of reference
  • Stress container

Session 2 

  • Influences on mental health
  • Anxiety including panic attacks
  • First aid after a traumatic event
  • Active listening and empathy
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Substance misuse

Session 3

  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Psychosis

Session 4

  • Recovery and lived experience
  • Boundaries in the MHFAider role
  • Moving forward in the role
  • Action planning

Upon completing the course, students will become certified mental health first aiders (MHFAider®) in the workplace and can help colleagues with a mental health issues receive the support they need to recover or manage their symptoms. Everyone who completes the course will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a MHFAider®

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it

  • A quick reference card for the MHFA action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health


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