MHFA England
MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) overview

The statistics

In the UK, 1 in 4 people experiences mental ill health in their life. Suicide is the most common cause of death among men under 50.

In young people, 1 in 10 experience a mental health issue at any one time. For those aged 5-19 suicide is the second most common cause of death, and a record number of children contacted Childline with suicidal thoughts in 2016/17. 

Our MHFA courses

Our MHFA courses can help you become better prepared and equipped and help someone experiencing mental health difficulties. You’ll learn to better recognise and work with someone experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.

Our MHFA public courses are mostly held in Brighton & Hove, with in-house courses delivered across the UK. Our courses have a duration from 90 minutes to 2 days. Our courses have a duration from 90 minutes to 2 days.

Subsidised places on courses may be available if you work or volunteer locally with vulnerable people. You can see the full subsidy criteria here.

Training for your organisation

We can deliver a suicide prevention, mental health or self-harm training course to your team in a venue of your choice. Or we can arrange a package of training places on our public courses. This is an effective and economical way to quickly upskill your workforce.

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Training enquiries

MHFA England
MHFA Two Day

Adult

2 days

The MHFA Two Day course teaches how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively signpost towards support services. Suitable for professionals and the general public.

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MHFA England
MHFA Half Day

Adult

4 hours

This is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of mental health. Suitable for professionals and the general public.

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MHFA England
Youth MHFA Two Day

Youth

2 days

The Youth MHFA Two Day course teaches how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues in young people, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively signpost towards support services. Particularly suitable for teachers and youth support workers.

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MHFA England
Youth MHFA Half Day

Youth

4 hours

This is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of young people’s mental health. Particularly suitable for teachers and youth support workers.

Read more about Youth MHFA Half Day

Upcoming MHFA courses

Wed 29 Jan 2020 to Thu 30 Jan, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Wed 15 Apr 2020, 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Thu 16 Apr 2020 to Fri 17 Apr, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Wed 15 Jul 2020 to Thu 16 Jul, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Thu 10 Sep 2020, 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton

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