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Mental Health First Aid Training

If your people are struggling, your business will struggle too. Research from Deloitte puts the cost of poor mental health to UK employers at £56 billion a year. Yet for every £1 spent on wellbeing support there was an average £5 return – and this is where we can help. By investing in our training, you are investing in your people and your organisation.

Train your people as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders®) and they’ll get three years of support and exclusive benefits to help them feel empowered and confident in their role.

What is Mental Health First Aid training?

Mental Health First Aid training is an internationally recognised training course designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Alongside the best evidence-based Mental Health First Aid training, MHFAiders® are also provided with three-year access to ongoing learning and support. By training with us, your people will gain:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • The confidence to step in and support someone in the workplace by guiding them to appropriate support.
  • Three years access to the MHFAider Support App® with 24/7 digital support.
  • Access to exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities, and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®.

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Why train your people as MHFAiders®?

Having colleagues who can recognise early signs of mental health issues and who have the skills to safely act as a first point of contact is incredibly valuable, and shows employees that you value their mental health as much as you do their physical health.

After completing the course successfully, your people will possess:

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues;
  • The confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress;
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening;
  • The knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support;
  • Access to 24/7 support.

Benefits of MHFA training in the workplace

Workplaces that promote mental health and support people with mental disorders are more likely to reduce absenteeism and staff turnover, and increase productivity.

MHFA training:
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health.
  • Increases confidence to have a supportive conversation about mental health.
  • Promotes equity and understanding around mental health from different perspectives.
  • Helps build supportive communities and promotes open conversations about mental health.
  • Encourages self-care, giving participants the tools to look after your own and others’ mental health.
  • Promotes early intervention and recovery, which can prevent an individual’s mental health deteriorating.

Delivery

Mental Health First Aid training can be offered face-to-face over four half-days or two full days OR online over four half-days.

Mental Health First Aid (2 days or 4 x half days)

Cost per person £300 (£25 discount on MHFA’s £325 RRP).

Charity and group discounts available.

The price includes an MHFA certificate and three years access to MHFAider Support App®.

If you’d like to know more about developing crucial mental health support skills in your workplace, get in touch today via the button below.

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MFHA Refresher training - 4 hours

Cost per person £125 (£25 discount on MHFA’s £150 RRP).

Just as with physical first aid training, Mental Health First Aid training needs to be kept up to date.
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Our four-hour MHFA Refresher course will empower you to:

  • Keep up-to-date with current mental health supports.
  • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it.
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan.

If it’s time to refresh your skills, book onto our MHFA Refresher course now and feel confident that you are performing your vital role safely.

The course is available online or in-person, and costs just £100 per person (RRP £125). Once you have completed the course, you’ll have a further three years access to the MHFAider Support App®.

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Mental Health Skills for Managers (4 hours)

Cost per person £125 (£25 discount on MHFA’s £150 RRP).

Charity and group discounts available.

The price includes an MHFA certificate and three years access to MHFAider Support App®.

This evidence-based course is ideal for people managers who want to help create an open culture around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

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Mental Health Awareness (4 hours)

Cost per person £100 (£25 discount on MHFA’s £125 RRP).

Charity and group discounts available.

This course raises awareness of mental health. It covers:

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

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“all employees within the industry need to attend it”

“This course over the two days it was ran, in my opinion, would benefit everyone working within the mental health industry and where possible, all employees within the industry need to attend it. The Trainer has exhibited a lot of knowledge and experience coupled with delivery style that is absolutely brilliant.”

Quo Vadis Trust

“The course was well planned and very well structured”

“Charlotte was a great instructor and had vast knowledge in the subject matter. She was able to answer questions very well and presented the information and materials in a way which was easy to understand to comprehend. The course was well planned and very well structured, good mix of reading materials, group activities and questions and answer sessions. I feel I have more confidence in mental health now and how to work with people. Big thank you to Charlotte.”

Quo Vadis Trust

“It was a safe and caring environment”

“Charlotte was super, she was very engaging and had our best interest at heart, and always checked in with us. It was a safe and caring environment. Although some of the content was hard to comprehend, the way the course was set up made me feel I could listen and ask questions and just be myself. I am glad to have completed the course and will apply ALGEE to my everyday life where needed.”

Bromley Borough Food Bank

“Everything was just spot on”

“Everything was just spot on. I really liked the way it was interactive and everyone had a chance to participate in every part of the training.”

Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid

“I learnt a lot more than I expected to”

“This was a very beneficial and worthwhile educational course where I learnt a lot more than I expected to and has certainly changed my perception of how to deal with mental health issues. Charlotte was a excellent instructor who kept us all engaged.”

Bromley Borough Food Bank

“very well presented, thorough and insightful”

“I really enjoyed the course. It was very well presented, thorough and insightful. Charlotte's teaching was particularly sensitive and given the seriousness of the subject matter the sessions were always conducted in a non challenging and friendly manner which enabled me to more freely explore and understand the complexities of poor mental health and how to adapt this learning to offer help not only in a foodbank setting, but in every day life. The learning material is excellent and will be my go to reference toolkit for whatever challenges lie ahead. Teriffic stuff. Thank you.”

Bromley Borough Food Bank

“The trainer was engaging and positive”

“The trainer was engaging and positive – she created a great energy in the room”

The Connection at St Martin’s

“my confidence in dealing with crises has improved”

“Although I have worked in the mental health field for many years I learned a lot on this course. I feel my confidence in dealing with and preventing crises has improved and I have gained skills which I can share with my team. Special thanks for Charlotte for her enthusiasm and knowledge, an excellent trainer.”

Quo Vadis Trust