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Mental Health First Aid Training

React First runs the full range of Mental Health First Aid courses and Youth Mental Health First Aid courses from MHFA England. All courses can be delivered online or face to face in the classroom.

We are delighted to be offering the newly updated MHFA England Mental Health First Aid course with its updated content and three year ongoing support package for MHFAiders®.

Supported by MHFA England the National Centre for Suicide Prevention, Education and Training (NCSPET) has created a Suicide First Aid - Understanding Suicide Intervention course which two of our associate instructors are qualified to deliver. Attendees on this course can also register to gain a 6 credit City & Guilds unit at level 4.

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Once an organisation has decided that they would like to implement Mental Health First Aiders in their workplace we can work with you to plan and manage both small and large training implementation programmes. 

For individuals or small groups who want to train as an MHFAider®, we run regular Online Mental Health First Aid MHFA training courses. You can browse dates and book your place below.  

Training in mental health first aid gives an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around us. Mental health first aiders learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping themselves safe, as well as how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. 

Quality Assurance

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The MHFA England instructor training programme is licensed by Mental Health First Aid International and is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. MHFA England is a social enterprise who believe that everyone should have access to support for their mental health. By delivering MHFA England training we share in their belief that mental health needs to be openly discussed and supported for the good of both individuals and society. 

The main aims of Mental Health First Aid, MHFA training are to:

  • preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • prevent deterioration of their emotional or mental state
  • promote recovery of good mental health
  • provide comfort where a person may be in distress
  • raise awareness of mental health issues in the community
  • reduce stigma and discrimination around mental health

We all have both physical health and mental health. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is the mental health equivalent of a physical first aid course. It won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.


Refresh you MHFA Skills

Just like physical first aid, we recommend that MHFAiders® maintain their skills by attending a Refresher course three years after they’ve attended their course.  attending a 4 hour refresher course also gives you 3 years of access to the MHFA England support and benefits.  Read on for more details about organising an MHFA Refresher for your staff or booking a place on one of our public online refresher courses.


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MHFA Course Details and Online Training Dates

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course - online or face to face - 2 days

Mental Health First Aid CourseThe MHFA England, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course can be delivered online or face to face.  Face to face delivery takes place via 2 days in the classroom and the online version is delivered via 4 live, instructor-led sessions.

The MHFA course content and materials are the same whether the course is delivered online or face to face.

This training will qualify you as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) and you will receive a MHFA England certificate on completion of the course.

MHFA England updated this course in September 2022 and we are delighted to be offering this new course with all its additional support and benefits.

Course Details - Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course - online or face to face - 2 days

The next 3 courses with public places

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March  Mon 4 & Tues 5

09:00-16:30

Online via live, instructor-led sessions
(venue details)
£260.00
+VAT
March  Mon 25 & Tues 26

09:00-16:30

Online via live, instructor-led sessions
(venue details)
£260.00
+VAT
April  Mon 8 & Tues 9

09:00-16:30

Online via live, instructor-led sessions
(venue details)
£260.00
+VAT

The next 3 courses with public places

(more courses)

March  Mon 4 & Tues 5

09:00-16:30

£260.00
+VAT
Venue: Online via live, instructor-led sessions
March  Mon 25 & Tues 26

09:00-16:30

£260.00
+VAT
Venue: Online via live, instructor-led sessions
April  Mon 8 & Tues 9

09:00-16:30

£260.00
+VAT
Venue: Online via live, instructor-led sessions

Mental Health Aware (MHFA England) - online or face to face - half day

Mental Health Awareness TrainingBecome mental health aware. This introductory four hour session raises awareness of mental health. It is a great, short course to improve the awareness of mental health throughout your organisation.

The course covers:

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

 

Course Details - Mental Health Aware (MHFA England) - online or face to face - half day

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course - online or face to face - 2 days

Youth Mental Health First Aid trainingThe Youth Mental Health First Aid course can be delivered online or face to face.

Online it is a blended learning course with 4 live sessions to attend virtually as well as guided pre-learning tasks to complete online. Face to face is two classroom days.

Early intervention is absolutely crucial in reducing the possible lifelong impact of mental ill-health on adolescent development, so having adults who are trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid is important.

This training will qualify you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider and you will receive a MHFA England certificate on completion of the course.

Course Details - Youth Mental Health First Aid Course - online or face to face - 2 days

Suicide First Aid - Understanding Suicide Intervention - online or face to face - 1 day

Suicide First Aid TrainingThe Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention (SFAUSI) course gives learners the tools and knowledge they need to understand suicide is one of the most preventable deaths, and that simple skills are all that are needed to help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts, and stay alive.

SFA: Suicide First Aid, saves lives, for tomorrow.

Course Details - Suicide First Aid - Understanding Suicide Intervention - online or face to face - 1 day

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Refresher Course - online or face to face - half day

/media/coursedescriptions/library/mhfa-refresher.jpgJust like physical first aid, we recommend that MHFAiders® maintain their skills by attending a Refresher course three years after they’ve attended their course.

Update your knowledge and skills and gain access to the new 24/7 MHFAider Support App® and other benefits.

The MHFA Refresher course can be delivered online or face to face. 

Course Details - Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Refresher Course - online or face to face - half day

The next 3 courses with public places

more courses >>

March  Fri 1

09:00-13:00

Online via live, instructor-led sessions
(venue details)
£125.00
+VAT
March  Fri 22

09:00-13:00

Online via live, instructor-led sessions
(venue details)
£125.00
+VAT
March  Fri 29

09:00-13:00

Online via live, instructor-led sessions
(venue details)
£125.00
+VAT

The next 3 courses with public places

(more courses)

March  Fri 1

09:00-13:00

£125.00
+VAT
Venue: Online via live, instructor-led sessions
March  Fri 22

09:00-13:00

£125.00
+VAT
Venue: Online via live, instructor-led sessions
March  Fri 29

09:00-13:00

£125.00
+VAT
Venue: Online via live, instructor-led sessions