Would you know how to help??
We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.
Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

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The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) courses are for anyone that works with children and young people. The courses give a good understanding of what mental health is exploring both illness and wellbeing. Giving an approach to help young people in their recovery by spotting warning signs and giving support through MHFA’s patented A.L.G.E.E. system. On completion of a course each delegate will receive an electronic certificate.
The 2 day course offers a comprehensive session covering the illnesses and offering delegates more time to explore A.L.G.E.E. with each illness and more time to focus on positive wellbeing. This is partly achieved through creating theoretical case studies representing the continuum. This course is for delegates that really want to increase their knowledge and understanding of Mental Health and Wellbeing. The 2 days gives delegates a chance to reflect on activities and allow for more areas to be explored.
The 1 day course a.k.a the schools and colleges course. Covers all the subjects that the 2 day course does, however not in such great detail. Delegates get the opportunity to explore the aspects of Mental Health and Wellbeing through a variety of tasks and activities. This course is great for giving delegates an in depth understanding of Mental illness and an opportunity to explore good practice.
The 1/2 day or Lite course gives an introduction to Mental health and Wellbeing by introducing illnesses and identifying warning signs. The course also explores stress triggers and the 10 keys to happiness. This course is great for people who just want a better understanding and confirm good practice they may have been unsure about.

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Our Courses are delivered by qualified MHFA instructors