Mental Health First Aid Training

Would you like to become a Mental First Aider in your organisational workplace? If the answer is YES, then our Accredited Mental First Aid England training is the course for you.

MHFA England training courses give people the tools to support themselves and each other, so everyone can talk about mental health and seek help when needed. The training teaches people to spot the signs of mental health issues and guide a person towards support. The course don’t teach people to be therapists, but the techniques so that you how to respond in a crisis, and how to reach out before a crisis happens.

Cost of Mental Health First Aid Training


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Why do you need this course?

The training meets the recommended core standards for healthy workplace as set out for all employers in the Governments Thriving at Work Report.

The training is delivered by a qualified Instructor member who has completed the MHFA England Instructor Training programme which is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

The training is internationally recognised.

The training will benefit employees, line managers, HR professionals, OH workers and senior leaders.

Can you enrol on this course to become a registered MHFA?

This training is ideal for anyone who would like to provide support to someone who may be experiencing mental health issues.

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What will you learn in this course?

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Enhance interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listing
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether through self-help resources, internal support such as EAP, or external sources such as their GP
  • An understanding of how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties

Mental Health First Aid Training Course Contents

Introduction and course overview

Section 1: Mental Health First Aid, Depression

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace

Session 2: Suicide, Substance misuse

  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care

Session 3: Anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorders, personality disorders

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm

Session 4: Psychosis, building a mentally healthy community  

  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

Why choose North West Business Training?

  • Supported by the established excellence of Burnley College, the Number 1 College in England*
  • Specialist, highly-qualified Tutors with extensive professional experience and knowledge
  • Fully-equipped training suites and workshops with the latest, industry-standard tools, equipment, IT and materials
  • Bespoke training opportunities and individual attention to ensure training needs are met
  • Ample, free on-site car parking and easy access to public transport
  • Ongoing support from knowledgeable and experienced staff.

    *In the latest official Government league tables for student attainment

Skills you will be taught during the course

  • How to approach the individual
  • How to assess the individual in crisis
  • How to assist he individual in crisis
  • Listening and communication skills
  • How to encourage the person to get professional help
  • Guidance on giving support and information
  • Strategies if the individual doesn’t want to get help

How will you be assessed during the MHFA course?

You will be assessed throughout practical work and discussions followed by an individual paper assessment at the end of the two days.

Accreditation of the MHFA course

You will be accredited as a Mental Health First Aider and also receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Duration of the course

This is a two day course.

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How to get to North West Business Training, Burnley?

We are centrally located, single campus in Burnley, with easy access to the motorway network, and close to all the local amenities and transport links. We have ample and secure parking available for those that choose to travel by car, please use the postcode BB12 0AN for Satellite Navigation. If you prefer to use public transport we are short distance from the following:


    Burnley Central Station (5 minutes)

    Manchester Road Train Station (15 minutes)

  • BUS

    We are a short distance from Burnley Central Bus Station, average travel time from all major towns shown below:

    • Colne Central (33 minutes)
    • Barnoldswick (48 minutes)
    • Rossendale (42 minutes)
    • Blackburn (31 minutes)
    • Accrington (30 minutes)
    • Hyndburn (47 minutes)

    More information and an interactive map is available on our website