Adult MHFA Two Day

The Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

This course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England). It provides the skills, knowledge and understanding of first aid for mental health and how to effectively support those experiencing distress.
This empowers both individuals and communities to understand the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and how best to support themselves and those around them in recovery. It will help reduce stigma and discrimination around mental health..

Every Mental Health First Aid course is delivered by Mental Health First Aid Instructors who are registered by MHFA England to deliver the accredited courses. Only certificated MHFA Instructors can teach these courses.

The course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

The course is in four three hour sessions. It is normally taught over two days, but can be spread over four half days. The course is designed for between 8 and 16 delegates.

Learners will be required to participate and demonstrate the Course Learnings throughout the session. This will be achieved by verbal questions and answers, ongoing observation and involvement in group and individual activities.

Session 1

•  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
• Depression in the workplace

Session 2

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

Session 3

• 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 disorders and CBT
• Personality disorders
• Eating disorders
• Self-harm

Session 4

• 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
• Recovery and building resources
• Action planning for using MHFA

About MHFA Course

Learners will gain the most out of the sessions through a variety of delivery methods that are used including: power point, individual and group activities, case studies, scenarios, DVD clips, Group discussion and research.

All Learners will receive a copy of the 275 page MHFA manual and workbook.

Course Duration

This is a two day courses split into four three hour sessions. 

Although normally taught over two days it can be spread over four half days to suit clients.


Certificate of attendance will be issued by Mental First Aid (MHFA England) to all learners that have demonstrated that learning has taken place throughout the session and course outcomes have been met.


Open Course £240 per person

Group ‘in house’ up to 16 delegates please call

Reduced prices for block booking and charities

List of Public Open Courses

  • Mental Health First Aider - MHFA Two Day Course - 18th & 19th Feb 2019 - BEDFORD - £240pp BOOK ONLINE
  • Mental Health First Champion - MHFA One Day Course - 4th March 2019 - BEDFORD - £150pp
  • Mental Health First Aider - MHFA Two Day Course - 1st-2nd April 2019 - TBC - £240pp
  • Mental Health First Champion - MHFA One Day Course - 8th April 2019 - TBC - £150pp
  • Mental Health First Aider - MHFA Two Day Course - 29th-30th April 2019 - BEDFORD - £240pp
  • Mental Health First Champion - MHFA One Day Course - 20th May 2019 - BEDFORD - £150pp
  • To book a course please call 0330 333 9244

Other popular Mental Health First Aid Courses

MHFA Champion

Adult MHFA One Day course qualifies you as a MHFA Champion.

Developed by MHFA England, this one-day course is ideal for line manager and anyone with people management responsibilities.


Mental Health Aware

Adult MHFA Half Day course qualifies you as Mental Health Aware.

This half day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health. Developed by MHFA England the course gives learners a basic knowledge of common mental health issues.

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