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Mental Health First Aid

An online course of  4 sessions designed to give you a deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own.

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This course is delivered over 4 live online sessions coupled with some independent study using the MHFA online learning hub.

A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support.

Online format

The new online version of this course delivers the same evidence-based learning outcomes of the popular ‘face-to-face’ Adult MHFA Two Day course in an accessible and flexible online format. The course is structured around a blend of individual learning and live sessions. These are all conducted online via the new Online Learning Hub – an integrated learning platform. Learners who complete the course will be certified as Mental Health First Aiders. They will receive an e-certificate on completion of the course.

The course consists of four live sessions led by an MHFA England Instructor, and four individual learning sessions. These are to be completed outside of, and prior to, the live sessions.

The Online Mental Health First Aid course has been developed to ensure that the proven Mental Health First Aid training can continue to be delivered where social distancing measures may prevent face-to-face delivery. We  are confident that the Online Mental Health First Aid course delivers the same learning outcomes as the face-to-face Adult MHFA Two Day course.  It is not a replacement for the face-to-face classroom based Adult MHFA Two Day course. However, it will be a permanent alternative option for delivery. This course can be delivered where classroom learning may not be possible, or when clients or learners would prefer the alternative accessibility and flexibility of an online course delivering the same learning outcomes.

Support for learners

There is nothing more important than your wellbeing, and, just like the face-to-face Adult MHFA Two Day course, this course has been designed to create a safe learning environment for learners, and to ensure that learners are always supported.