Mental Health First Aid Training Course

Join our Mental Health First Aid training 2-day course, designed for those who wish to become an MHFAider®, empowering you with the knowledge and skills to identify signs of poor mental health, initiate conversations, and guide individuals to appropriate support.

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Course outcomes

As an MHFAider® you will be able to:

  1. Recognise those experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
  2. Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
  3. Practise active listening and empathy
  4. Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
  5. Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth including boundaries and confidentiality
  6. Practise self-care
  7. Know how to use the MHFAider Support App®
  8. Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England.

Course Structure

The online 2-day course is structured across four flexible sessions covering 14 hours of content in total.

Each session is a maximum of 3hrs 45mins.

Learning takes place through a mix of instructor-led training group discussions individual and group activities.

Each session builds on the previous one enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others using the MHFA action plan.

Numbers are limited to 16 per course so learners can be kept safe and supported whilst they learn.

Learning content will be as accessible and inclusive as possible (don’t hesitate to contact us if additional support is required).

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Course Takeaways

Everyone who completes this course gets the following:

  1. A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course
  2. A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it after completing the course
  3. A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  4. A digital MHFAider® certificate
  5. Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years
  6. Access to ongoing learning opportunities resources and exclusive events 
  7. The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England

Did you know?

For 30 days after the training each learner will have access to an online chat to ask Mike any specific questions on any current issues they may have.

Venue Information

Mental Health First Aid Training at Aizelwood’s Mills

For those attending the Mental Health First Aid training at Aizelwood’s Mill, please set your SAT NAV to Stanley Street, Sheffield, S3 8HJ, for accurate directions.

Parking is available in designated spaces, and there’s ample room for all attendees. After parking, it’s a short walk to the Nursery Street entrance. Upon entering the building, head to the main reception. The receptionist will ask for your car registration details and then provide directions to the Mike Bower Board Room, where the training will be held.

We look forward to seeing you there!

New course and benefits

The workplace has changed for people and organisations. In the last few years we’ve seen a global pandemic economic downturns cost of living pressures adaptation to hybrid working the great resignation and a recruitment crisis. It has taken a toll on employees and now – more than ever – they need mental health support in the workplace.

Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders®) are crucial to help boost employee wellbeing as we adjust to a profoundly changed workplace environment. But while MHFAiders® work to support others they need support too.

At MHFA England providing support building confidence and growing a community to drive change is crucial to us. It isn’t a footnote or a half-hearted line in the small print. We’ve spent 15 years generating conversation around workplace mental health and we understand that being an effective MHFAider® requires learning and support beyond training.

That’s why we offer ongoing support to help MHFAiders® feel confident and empowered – long after they’ve completed their training course.

Additionally MHFAiders® receive access to exclusive events to continue developing their support for your workplace beyond the training course.

The MHFAider Support App® provides training resources and ongoing learning opportunities so that MHFAiders® can improve their support skills on the job.

MHFAiders® can help organise their roles with reminders and secure conversation journaling to reflect on their work safely.

The MHFAider Support App® works to support the MHFAiders’®’ own mental health – the resources within can teach critical self-care skills with the emotion tracker function allowing them to chart their own wellbeing.

The app provides 24/7 text support for when MHFAiders® are feeling overwhelmed or need guidance for certain situations.

MHFAiders® have access to regular online events that provide further learning and support allowing them to continue to perform their role confidently and effectively long after receiving their initial training.

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Booking Confirmation:

Confirmation of payment and your booking will be confirmed by email. If you have not received this don’t hesitate to contact me.

To cancel or reschedule please be aware that only courses cancelled within 48 hours of booking can be refunded.

No refund is available on any booking cancellation before the course start date after the 48-hour cooling-off period.

A course booking can be rescheduled up to 7 days before the course start date. This can be rescheduled to either an online course or face-to-face.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment must be made before attending the course as this will convert you to a delegate and trigger the provision of your course resources

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