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MHFA England Mental Health First Aid Online Course – July 2024

July 15 @ 9:30 am - July 25 @ 1:00 pm

£325 + VAT

Train as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) and receive three years of certification, plus access to ongoing benefits.

This course is ideal for individuals who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.

In addition to the course, you will become part of the largest MHFAider® community in England, gaining access to resources, ongoing learning and 24/7 digital support through our MHFAider Support App®, to give you the tools and knowledge you need to carry out the role effectively and confidently, whether that be in your workplace, a volunteer role, or in the community.

Course outcomes

As an MHFAider® you will be able to:

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
  • Practise active listening and empathy
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
  • Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
  • Practise self-care
  • Know how to use the MHFAider Support App®
  • Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England


This online course is structured across four sessions. Each session is a maximum of 3hrs 30mins and sessions are delivered within a two week period with an MHFA England Instructor Member, covering 14 hours of content in total.

Learning takes place through a mix of instructor led training, group discussions, individual and group activities.

Each session builds on the previous, enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others with a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

We strive for all of our learning content to be as accessible and inclusive as possible.


Everyone who completes this course gets:

  • A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course
  • A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it after completing the course
  • A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A digital MHFAider® certificate
  • Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years
  • Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events
  • The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England

Course Outline

Session 1

Mental Health First Aid and the action plan

The MHFAider® role and self-care

Helpful and unhelpful language

Useful models to support the role

Session 2

What influences mental health?

What is anxiety?

Crisis first aid

Active listening and empathy

What are eating disorders?

What is self-harm?

What is substance misuse?

Session 3

Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan

What is depression?

What is suicide?

Crisis first aid continued

What is psychosis?

Session 4

Recovery and lived experience

Boundaries in the MHFAider® role

Moving forward in the MHFAider® role

My MHFA action plan

July 2024 –  Mental Health First Aid Online Course

Live Online Session 1: Monday July  15th – 09.30 to 13.00

Live Online Session 2: Thursday July 18th  – 09.30 to 13.00

Live Online Session 3: Monday July 22nd – 09.30 to 13.00

Live Online Session 4: Thursday July 25th – 09.30 to 13.00

Course Attendance Fee:

MHFA England RRP: £325 + VAT per person (online public course attendance)

The course is delivered by Mind Fitness Learning

We are Mental Health First Aid England Instructor Members

Previous MHFA course attendees have said:

The course was great and really useful.
Katie – Property Management

Fascinating course. A very entertaining and extremely useful 2 days.
Phil – Logistics Manager

I think the message of hope for recovery that you interweaved throughout the two days has really equipped me to help others. Thank you so much!
Gayle – Education

I thought the course was fascinating and feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be able to participate. Thank you for a wonderful course which you led magnificently.
David – Government Department

A great two days of learning. Informative and important. Would highly recommend MHFA instructor, trainer and all round nice guy Andy Barker.
Lauren – HR Manager


Date & Time:
July 15 @ 9:30 am - July 25 @ 1:00 pm