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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Refresher Course


Enabling your MHFAiders® to refresh their skills, the same way your physical first aiders do, is a great way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to treating mental health and physical health equally.

If it has been more than three years since you attended a course, we'd recommend attending a full Mental Health First Aid course again, particularly if it was more than five years ago. If this is not feasible and you have been regularly using their Mental Health First Aid skills, you can take the MHFA Refresher instead.

The four-hour MHFA Refresher course will support your MHFAiders® by:

  • Renewing their skills
  • Updating their knowledge of mental health supports
  • Giving them the chance to practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Providing them access to three years of MHFAider® support and benefits

Investing in the course will keep your MHFAiders® motivated, empowered and confident to carrying out their roles, and give you the peace of mind that they can perform their duties effectively.  

Delivery Options

This is a four hour session with a mixture of presentations, discussions and activities. It can be delivered in the classroom or online, via video conferencing.

Numbers are limited to 16. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

MHFAider® support and benefits

In September 2022, MHFA England launched their updated Mental Health First Aid course which includes access for three years to to their MHFAider® support app and other benefits. They want to provide continuous support for MHFAiders® so that they are confident and supported in their role. 

Attending the refresher course will give you access to this the new MHFAider Support App®. 

Access includes:

  • A resource library of toolkits, guidance, animations and core mental health concepts to support them in their role as an MHFAider® 
  • A signposting database through Hub of Hope to find local and national mental health services for additional support 
  • Secure conversation journalling to make reflective notes while protecting confidentiality 
  • Reminders for wellbeing check ins with the people MHFAiders® are supporting  
  • 24/7 text support services through Shout for advice and reassurance on a mental health conversation or to support wellbeing after a difficult conversation 
  • Exclusive quarterly webinars to embed and broaden mental health knowledge 
  • The benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders® 

The course is priced at £125 pp.