Training: Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Delivered by MHFA England accredited trainers from Coventry & Warwickshire Mind.

Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health. Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in 25 countries, MHFA courses teach people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone towards the right support.

What will I learn?

Our Mental Health First Aid Standard Training course is divided into four manageable online modules. These are:

Independent Online Pre-learning for Session One: 2 hours
Live Session One: Introduction to the course and Mental Health First Aid: 2 hours
Independent Online Pre-learning for Session Two: 2 hours
Live Session Two: First Aid for Suicidal Crisis and Depression: 2 hours
Independent Online Pre-learning for Session Three: 2 hours
Live Session Three: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Self-Harm: 2 hours
Independent Online Pre-learning for Session Four: 2 hours
Live Session Four: Psychosis, Recovery, and Mental Health First Aid action planning: 2 hours

The times can vary slightly given the size of the group and the amount of active participation. It is advised the course is completed over 2 weeks minimum to give the delegates time to absorb information. Please book with delegates 2 weeks prior to start date.

In each module you’ll learn how to:

Spot the early signs of a mental health problem

Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem

Provide help on a first aid basis

Help to prevent someone from harming themselves or others

Help to prevent a mental illness from worsening

Help someone to recover faster

Guide someone towards the right support

Reduce the stigma of mental health problems


To talk about how we can help your business, call Nigel Taylor, Customer Engagement Manager on

(07739) 473640

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