Mental health first aid Training

Mental Health First Aid
Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year – the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce. Broken down, that’s £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 billion in replacing staff who leave their jobs for mental health-related reasons.Simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30% or more of these costs – at least £10 billion a year. This is where Action + First Aid can help.
We provide mental health first aid training certified by Qualsafe ,accredited by ofcom and approved by mental health England 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach you how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and provide help on a first aid basis. The course is delivered by a quality assured instructor and can be attended by people aged 16 upwards.

How is MHFA used to support staff?

The course will:

  • Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health
  • Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental  health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support.

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Mental Health first aider.


Two Day – Mental Health First Aiders Course

This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Mental Health First Aiders have:
• An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
• 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 further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

One Day – MHFA Champions Course

This one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an MHFA Champion.
MHFA Champions have:
• An understanding of common mental health issues
• Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
• Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
• Skills to support positive wellbeing

Mental health awareness course

 this 3 hour course provides the candidates with the knowledge and understanding of good mental health and the normal highs & lows this may have. It also looks at what happens when this starts to go wrong, what to look out for. It concentrats on how to create a mentally healthier workplace and how to look after ones own mental health.

These courses can be delivered on site on a date and time of your convenience.
The groups should be a maximum of 16 persons.
We also run open courses that your candidates can attend
The one day course for up to 16 candidates costs £1000 or £100 per person
The 2 day course for up to 16candidates costs £2000 or £200 per person
The MHFA awareness 3 hour course costs £500 or £50 per person
For online courses the prices are as follows:
1 day - 50pp or 500 group booking
2 day - 100pp or 1000 group booking
awareness - 20pp or 300 group booking
To book or get a quote call 07703437272 or email
Thank you so much for running the course. I've had excellent feedback from your class - they were all very impressed with your medical knowledge and first aid skills as well as with the way you made the learning relevant and entertaining.
Ann - School Nurse