Online Mental Health First Aid courses
We're delighted to now be delivering Mental Health First Aid courses on line.
We can now deliver the half-day Mental Health Aware course, as well as the flagship two-day programme, which will qualify you to become a fully accredited Mental Health First Aider online!
Online Mental Health First Aid Training
This course is delivered online and delivers the same high quality courses online. Carried out on the MHFA learning platform, you will learn the same material and be given the same learning resources as you would if you were meeting us physically.
At least one in four people in the UK are affected by a mental health condition at some point in their life.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 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. Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.
Each and every MHFA course is delivered by one of our quality assured instructors who has attended the seven day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.
Online two-day Mental Health First Aid course (Accredited Mental Health First Aider training)
What will I learn on the two-day online MHFA course?
An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
Knowledge to help someone recover their mental health by guiding them to further support
The two-day online course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. Training is delivered through a mixture of four individual e-learning activities hosted on the MHFA England Online Learning Hub and four live sessions delivered securely in the virtual classroom via Zoom video conference software.
Individual learning is a combination of videos, workbook activities, quizzes and reading, which can be done at an individual's own pace in advance of each live session. This learning in total takes between three and six hours, depending on priot knowledge.
The live sessions will be led by a qualified and approved MHFA instructor and will be a mix of slides, videos, group discussions and case study activities.
All pre-learning must be completed to receive your certificate.
The schedule for this course is as follows:
Session one (day one AM)
E-learn session 1 – self-learning, prior to live session one
Live session 1 – approx two and a half hours, 10:00 - 12:30
Session two (day one PM)
E-learn session 2 – self-learning, prior to live session two
Live session 2 – approx two and a half hours, 13:15 - 15:30/45
Session three (day two AM)
E-learn session 3 – self-learning, prior to live session three
Live session 3 – approx two and a half hours,10:00 - 12:30
Session four (day three PM)
E-learn session 4 – self-learning, prior to live session four
Live session 4 – approx two hours from 13:00 - 15:00
The course covers all of the same subject matter as the traditional 2-day course that is delivered in the physical environment.
All learners will receive an MHFA manual and workbook, containing all the material they need to complete the course and continue learning as a Mental Health First Aider.
The cost for this excellent and invaluable training course is just £295 per person + VAT plus £25 for manual and workbook
We can deliver this material over more days, intersperse bespoke materials, or discuss a way of delivering according to your requirements.
We have two-day courses scheduled on the following dates -
One-day online 'Mental Health First Aid Champion' course
Our one-day course is a non accredited overview which covers the basics of mental health. The content can be delivered flexibly, according to your requirements. We can deliver over one full day, two half days or split sessions over three or four days.
Delegates will gain an understanding of common mental health issues and the knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness. The course gives delegates the ability to spot signs of mental ill health and the skills to support positive wellbeing for themselves and others.
All delegates receive a mental health first aid manual and workbook to support their learning.
This course is suitable for those who want to gain a greater awareness of mental health, to detect early symptoms of some mental health illnesses and the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing.
Option 1: Two live sessions (over one full or two half-days)
Live session 1 – (approx. 3hr 35min)
Live session 2 – (approx. 3hr 20min)
About Mental Health First Aid
About mental health and stress in the workplace
Action planning for using mental health first aid
Alcohol, drugs and mental health
Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
Building a mentally healthy workplace
Depression, early warning signs of mental ill health
Eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
Recovery, stigma and discrimination, suicide
Option 2: Four live sessions (flexible delivery)
Live session 1 – (approx. 1hr 45min)
Live session 2 – (approx. 1hr 35min)
Live session 3 – (approx. 1hr 35min)
Live session 4 – (approx. 1hr 40min)
The cost for this online Mental Health Aware course is £170 per person + VAT plus £20 for manual and workbook
We have one-day courses scheduled on the following dates -
20th January 2021 - click here to book a place
18th February 2021 - click here to book a place
18th March 2021 - click here to book a place
Half-day 'Mental Health Aware' online course
Our half day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health. It is designed to give:
An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge the 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
This excellent four-hour course (including breaks) is designed for to help people develop a better understanding of mental health issues and maintaining wellbeing. The training is delivered securely and safely online via video conference software.
The format for this course is as follows:
Half day face to face course
Presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
We limit numbers to 25 people per course
Everyone who completes the course will receive:
A certificate to say you are Mental Health Aware
A manual to refer to whenever you need it
A workbook with a toolkit to support your own mental health
The cost for this online Mental Health Aware course is £95 per person + VAT plus £15 for manual and workbook
We have half-day courses scheduled on the following dates -
Our two-day, one-day and half-day courses can be tailored to meet your businesses' needs and we offer a free, no obligation taster session if you aren't sure which course is best for you, giving you the opportunity to meet the instructor.