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Mental Health First Aid

Concessionary Fee: £10.00
Start Date

Thu 10 Feb 2022


5 weeks

Concessionary Fee: £10.00

Course content

  • 1. Describe what is meant by mental health and list at least three factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including their own.
  • 2. Recognise the potential triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues.
  • 3. Feel confident to approach, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • 4. Use a non-judgemental approach when communicating with and listening to someone in distress.
  • 5. Encourage others to seek appropriate professional support and signpost them to other sources of support.


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a nationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. This course is suitable for anyone who would like to be able to better support their service users, colleagues, friends or family.

Course content:

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. On completion you will received:-

· A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

· A manual to refer to whenever you need it

· A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan


  • No – No requirements – an interest in Mental Health.

    It is essential that you ensure that you can attend for the whole of both days, in order to successfully complete the programme and receive your certificate.

What do I need to do this course?

Pen, Notebook.

Teaching Methods

  • The course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended the Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

    How is your progress checked?

    Weekly feedback from tutor. Learners will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Record throughout their course and you may be asked to complete a feedback questionnaires for our funding bodies.

    Observation, questioning, group activities, presentations and discussion.

    What can I do after this course?

    Working in Mental Health Level 2 or Mental Health Children and Young People Level 2 as Distance Learning courses.

    Psychology Level 2 – at our Gainsborough centre.

    We also have a range of other qualifications including maths and English.

Concessionary Fee: £10.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Barbara Hancock
  • Time: 1800-2100
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: £50.00
  • Concessionary fee: £10.00


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