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Mental Health First Aid Training

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

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 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

/media/pages/library/mhfa-instructor-member.jpgAt React First all our MHFA training courses are delivered by MHFA England trained and accredited instructors and you will receive a MHFA England certificate.

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.

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

/media/coursedescriptions/library/mhfa-adult.jpgThe Adult Mental Health First Aid course can be delivered onine or face-to-face.  Face-to-face delivery takes place via 2 days in the classroom and the online version blended learning course with 4 scheduled, instructor-led, live sessions to attend virtually as well as guided pre-learning tasks to complete online.

The total time commitment with the online course is very similar to the two day classroom based course but it can be spread out over the course of a week. 

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

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

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Champion - online or face-to-face - 1 day

MHFA Champions have the knowledge to advocate for mental health and ability to recognise if someone may need support with their mental health.

Course Details - Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Champion - online or face-to-face - 1 day

Adult Mental Health Aware - online or face-to-face - half day

/media/coursedescriptions/library/online-adult-mental-health-aware.jpgBecome 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 - Adult Mental Health Aware - online or face-to-face - half day

Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Course (equivalent 2 day)

/media/coursedescriptions/library/online-mhfa-youth.jpgThe Online Youth Mental Health First Aid course is an online version of the face-to-face Youth Two Day Mental Health First Aid training. It is a blended learning course with 4 live sessions to attend virtually as well as guided pre-learning tasks to complete online.

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 - Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Course (equivalent 2 day)