Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental Health First Aid

Level 2 (RQF) Award (1 Day)

Mental Health First Aid Course Overview

Anyone can be affected by a Mental Health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.

Are you looking to take a proactive, progressive approach to dealing with Mental Health issues in your workplace? Do you want your staff to know how to identify the common symptoms and learn how to act upon them?

There is a relationship between Mental Health and the workplace:

  • 25% of people have left their job due to Mental Health issues
  • 68% of people feel that their employer should be doing more to address Mental Health issues at work
  • 40% of people have taken a day or longer off work due to Mental Health issues
  • 20% of people say that their company has a Mental Health wellbeing policy that they know about
  • 25% of people feel their workplace is contributing negatively to their mental wellbeing

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a recognised training course, which is suitable for everyone, but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive Mental Health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common Mental Health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

This course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan which allows learners to provide their peers with comprehensive guidance and support for a suspected Mental Health condition. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.

Learners undertaking this course will be considered Mental Health First Aiders and will be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected Mental Health condition and assist employers in implementing a positive Mental Health culture to support employees within a workplace.

RQF Yes (Ofqual Regulated)
Level 2
Certificate Validity 3 years (Annual refresher training recommended)
Duration 1 day
Prerequisites None
Assessment The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.
Mental Health First Aid – What You Will Learn
  • What is Mental Health First Aid?
  • What factors can affect our Mental Health?
  • The Mental Health Continuum
  • Identifying Mental Health conditions
  • Recognising when someone is in crisis
  • Stress and how to provide support
  • Suicide, risk factors, signs and symptoms
  • Self-harm, eating disorders, PTSD & OCD
  • Psychosis & Bipolar disorder
  • Drugs, alcohol and addiction
  • How to display empathy
  • Key skills to help provide support
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • Overview of key legislation
  • Support and signposting to professional help
  • Overcoming stigma
  • How to create a positive workplace culture

Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a delegate feels overwhelmed, they will be fully supported, but can leave the course at any time.

Downloadable Mental Health First Aid Course Overview
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Mental Health First Aid Course – Location + Duration

This course can be run in-house, or at a location of your choice for up to 12 delegates.

The HSE require at least 6 training contact hours for this course, which can be delivered in 1 day, or broken down into individual days/evenings to suit you.

Delegates must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for those looking to understand and improve their knowledge about mental health and to learn the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing in the workplace.

Mental Health First Aid Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 2 (RQF) First Aid for Mental Health at Work Certificate, which is valid for three years. This course is Regulated by Ofqual under their Regulated Quality Framework (RQF) and accredited by the FAA.


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“I feel so much more confident after the course and empowered to be a Mental Health champion back at work!”

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Mental Health First Aid

A comprehensive fully illustrated training book to supplement the First Aid for Mental Health at Work course is included in your training pack, along with Mental Heath Care Cards.

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Under their Regulated Quality Framework (RQF) and accredited by the FAA and FutureQuals.

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