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Mental Health First Aid (2 day – MHFA Approved Course)

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Our on-site courses are available across the UK, 7 days a week

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What to expect from this course

This practical, interactive 2 day mental health first aid course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to recognise and respond appropriately to the signs and symptoms of mental ill health. You will learn how to listen non-judgmentally, reassure and respond to a colleague, even in a crisis. The course is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced MHFA trainer with clinical and/or lived experience of mental ill health.

Subjects covered include:

    • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
    • Roles and responsibilities of a Mental Health First Aider
    • Understanding boundaries and looking after your own mental health
    • Confidentiality
    • Stigma and discrimination
    • Recognising the signs of a broad range of mental health conditions including:
      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Post-traumatic stress disorder
      • Self-harm
      • Suicide
      • Eating disorders
      • Personality disorders
      • Bipolar disorder
      • Psychosis
      • Drugs and alcohol
      • Schizophrenia
    • Providing advice and starting a conversation
    • MHFA action plan including crisis first aid
    • Signposting a colleague to appropriate professional support
  • Availability

    Available 7 days a week, across the UK

  • Duration

    This is a 2 day course

    (7 hours including breaks)


  • Assessment

    You will be continuously assessed by your instructor throughout the course.

  • Certification

    On successful completion of the course you will receive a nationally recognised MHFA certificate.

What our customers say about our courses

 Very impressed with the high standard of training given by these very experienced paramedics.  It was a confidence booster to be trained by such professional and competent instructors.

Health and Safety Adviser

City of Westminster College

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We were extremely impressed by the training.  The instructor was knowledgeable and it was great to have examples shared to make the learning more real. We have  come away feeling happy and confident with what we have learnt and will definitely be booking more of our team on this training.

Nursery on the Green

Bright Horizons

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Throughout our 10 years of working with Safe and Sound they have always provided excellent training which is delivered by pleasant and professional trainers. The administration procedure is straightforward and they take account of comments we make and adjust their delivery to accommodate our requests.

Business Service Manager

CBC Services Lambeth

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