Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). 1 in 4 people in the UK are likely to experience a mental health issue each year. It is of the upmost importance that workplaces are taking an active role in supporting the wellbeing of their staff. A Mental Health First Aider can help to facilitate this. To undertake this role, your employees need to undergo an approved Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course.
Our regulated and nationally recognised qualifications create Mental Health First Aiders who can genuinely make a difference within their workplace. The courses give them the tools to actively support colleagues who are struggling. And also the ability and personal resilience required to put those tools into practice.
MHFA Courses Near You
Our Mental Health First Aider courses are delivered at our training suite at Prospect House, Sandycroft, Deeside, North Wales. Subject to minimum numbers, we can also deliver the course at your workplace / organisation. There’s no limit on where we can travel. If you are not based in the North Wales, Cheshire or Wirral areas, please contact us for a no obligation quote.
How do I become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)?
To become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) you need to complete and approved MHFA course. A MHFA course is a comprehensive awareness and skills course. An MHFA course is delivered with a mix of presentations, discussions, group activities and questions and answers sessions. On successful completion of this important, but fun course, you’ll be a real asset to your organisation and colleagues alike. You’ll also learn some good life skills, which can be used in your family life.
Anyone can attend a MHFA course, but ideal candidates will have a good interest in mental health and wellbeing is highly desirable.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses available
Our MHFA courses are designed so that you don’t need prior knowledge of mental health to be successful in your role as a MHFA. Just like you don’t need a clinical or medical background to take one of our first aid courses. We’ll teach you everything you need to know on these MHFA courses.
Our available courses are below:
- QA Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF).
- QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace.
Both courses are regulated and are qualifications are are recognised by Ofqual. (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and Qualifications Wales. Both of our MHFA courses are delivered by a quality assured instructor who has completed a Qualsafe approved instructor programme.
£140 per person (VAT not applicable) – 1 day course
The objective of the qualification is to benefit the Learner by educating them in common mental health illnesses such as depression, stress and anxiety, eating disorders, self-harming and suicide.
The qualification includes how to listen to others and provide advice on where to signpost individuals to expert support to assist them in difficult times. The qualification will potentially assist with reducing stigma associated with mental health problems in the workplace.
This course will be suitable for those who are 16 and over who have an interest in mental health and would like to raise awareness and be able to listen and signpost work colleagues to a professional body that can provide support.
£280 per person (VAT not applicable) – 2 day course
The objective of this qualification is to benefit the Learner by educating them in common mental health problems. Instances include stress, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The qualification includes how to actively listen and have a conversation. It provides suggestions by empowering the individual to make their own decisions on how to best provide assistance in difficult times. The learner will gain an understanding of laws that apply to the work place associated with mental health. In addition, the learner will know how to assist with making the work environment beneficial to both employer and employee.
This course is suitable for those over the age of 18, who have an interest in mental health first aid. These employees will have a desire to raise their awareness of mental health within the work environment and be able to actively listen and guide/support work colleagues. Although this qualification is ideal for those who are line managers or work in human resources departments, any member of staff should be able to attend this qualification.
Open courses are available at our training venue in Flintshire, North Wales (Prospect House, Factory Road, Sandycroft, CH5 2QJ. If you have a number of staff that require training, we can come to your venue.
To find out more about our Mental Health First Aid suite of qualifications or to book, please click on the links below: