Mental Health First Aid Training

Course Overview
This programme will deliver the knowledge and skills to individuals that wish to become Mental Health First Aiders. The course will train delegates to identify signs of poor mental health in the workplace, give them the self-assurance to start conversations and provide the right types of support for those affected.

Successful delegates will achieve a three-year certification and have access to benefits and resources from MHFA England, also for three years.

Upcoming Programme and Dates

  • 29th and 30th January 2024, two full days - delivered online
  • 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th February 2024, 9am until 1pm - delivered online
  • 28th and 29th February 2024, two full days - delivered online
  • 28th and 29th March 2024, two full days - delivered online

Programme Content and Benefits
The course can be delivered online or on-site and is split into four sessions, each one lasting approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. The session content breaks down as follows:

  1. Introduction to Mental Health First Aid, self-care, the Frame of Reference, ALGEE and Stress Container processes
  2. The Mental Health Continuum, anxiety, traumatic events, panic attacks, eating disorders and self-harm
  3. Depression, suicide and psychosis
  4. Recovery, applying ALGEE and conversation practice

All learners will be sent learning materials for the online sessions in the post, and have access to resources from MHFA England.

Delegates that complete the programme will be offered ongoing learning opportunities, receive invitations to exclusive events, and will become part of the largest Mental Health First Aid community in England.

Programme Costs
The cost is £235 plus VAT per person.

CITB Grants and Funding Explained

CITB-registered companies that have used their free allocation but wish to book additional places will have access to this programme with the following grant and subsidies:

  • £70 Short Duration Grant for Tier 2 courses

If you'd like further information on up-skilling your workforce, please contact the team on 0121 380 4617 or by email to training@hae.org.uk.