Mental Health First Aider Training

The Mental Health First Aider training is a well renowned programme approved by the Royal Society for Public Health. Having an MHFA First Aider in place makes sure that your team members will have an initial point of contact to discuss mental health issues, someone who is fully trained to help them cope during a crisis and signpost them towards further help, all dealt in a sensitive and professional way.

On completion attendants will be certified as Mental Health First Aiders, receiving a certificate.

Delivered Online and Onsite

Our workshops can be run both online and in person, read below for details about the different options.

The MFHA First Aid training Joyful Living provides is specifically for companies, with a minimum of 4 participants per company.

  • Number of Participants

    10-16

  • Duration 

    2 days

  • Format and Delivery

    Onsite: 2 days – 09:00 – 16:30 each day. 4 sessions built around an action plan, combination of visual presentation and interactive exercises.

  • Material Available

    • A manual for reference
    • A reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
    • A workbook including toolkit to support own mental health
    • Access to MHFA Online Learning Hub
    • On Completion, all participants receive a Certificate qualifying them as Mental Health First Aiders
  • Equipment Needed

    TV screen or projector with HDMI cables for Mac, Flip chart and paper or two whiteboards.

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  • Duration

    15 hours

  • Suitable for

    Employees, Managers

  • Number of Participants

    Max 16

  • Format and Delivery

    The course is delivered through a mix of live sessions and self-study. These are all conducted online via Online Learning Hub – an integrated learning platform.

    • 4 x 2-hour sessions with a MHFA Instructor.
    • 4 sessions of Individual Learning duration of between 1 – 2 hours per session (at least 7 hours)
  • Material Available

    • A manual for reference
    • A reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
    • A workbook including toolkit to support own mental health
    • Access to MHFA Online Learning Hub
    • On Completion, all participants receive a Digital Certificate qualifying them as Mental Health First Aiders
  • Equipment Needed

    Internet access, computer or other device with access to camera and microphone. Compatible with using Zoom/Teams.

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Mental Health First Aider Workshop Takeaways

  • Deep understanding of mental health and conditions such as: alcohol, drugs, depression, suicide, anxiety disorder, cognitive distortions and CBT, personality disorders, eating disorders, Psychosis, self-harm, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder
  • How to spot symptoms of mental-ill health
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • How to provide First aid for crises
  • Teaching self-care for all the above-mentioned conditions
  • Guide towards internal and external recovery
  • Continuous support by guiding a person to use the Mental Health First Aid action plan

What are the Benefits of Mental Health First Aider training?

This course will qualify and enable employees designated by the company to act as Mental Health First Aiders in support of their colleagues. It will equip the company with the knowledge to deal with employee mental health, thus complying with legal obligations and government recommendations on Mental Health in the workplace.

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised education and training programme, which was introduced to England by the Department of Health in 2007.

Our Mental Health First Aid Trainers

All trainers are qualified MHFA instructors who have attended an Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and have extensive experience at delivering mental health at work programmes.

  • "Sharon has been great at guiding us through the course. She was very open and supportive, and never made me feel unable to ask questions. Her ability to ease us into difficult topics and discussions, whilst keeping it light hearted was amazing. I've learnt so much from this, and it has really opened my eyes, but I feel I am able to walk away today with the confidence and knowledge to assist anyone who might need or ask for my help with their mental health".

    Kambi - Klaudia Piatek - HR Administrator

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below some of our frequently asked questions about our MHFA First Aid course – you can find even more FAQs in our full FAQs section.

  • Q. Who is it for?

    The MFHA training Joyful Living provides is specifically for companies, with a minimum of 4 participants per company.

    The course is for any member of staff selected to become Mental Health First Aiders within the company, regardless of whether they are team members or management.

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is beneficial to everyone. Our courses are designed so that you don’t need any prior mental health knowledge, similar to how a first aid training doesn’t require any prior medical knowledge.

    We recommend that everyone take MHFA training, just as having a basic grasp of physical first aid is beneficial.

  • Q. Does MHFA training work?

    MHFA training is an essential component of a well-integrated mental health care system. Each of our courses is based on research and developed in partnership with people who have lived with mental illness by mental health professionals.

    The value of MHFA training has been consistently demonstrated via study and assessment in England and throughout the world. You may also learn about the impact of our training on a range of organisations by looking at our case studies.

  • Q. How to become a mental health first aider?

    To become a Mental Health First Aider, you must complete a Mental Health First Aid Training course. Employees will learn how to recognise warning signs of mental illness and how to assist co-workers in need during crises and after they have recovered.

    This course will assist you in the following areas:

    • Recognize mental illness’s signs and symptoms.
    • First and foremost, help those who are in need.
    • A guide to finding the correct professional help.
    • Learn to look after your own mental well-being.
  • Q. How long does a workshop last?

    A Mental Health First Aiders courses vary in duration depending if it would be in person or online.
    The online Mental Health First Aiders course requires 15 hours, in a format of at least 7 hours of self-study through the online hub and 8 hours of live sessions with other learners and instructors. The onsite Mental Health First Aiders course is delivered throughout two full days, from 9am to 16.30pm, with 4 sessions combining both presentations and interactive exercises.

  • Q. How is the workshop delivered?

    The workshop will be delivered through Zoom or the company’s video software in the case of the online training or in person if onsite is preferred.

  • Q. Who is the course suitable for?

    It is suitable for both managers and employees.

  • Q. How long does mental health first aid certification last

    course every 3 years, in order to update the information and practice their skills. The Mental Health First Ais Refresher course is only half a day long, but it guarantees that mental health First Aiders still have the right skills to support others in need, in a safe way.

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