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Mental Health First Aid Training

We all have both physical health and mental health. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid. 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.

Training in MHFA will give you an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you. You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe, as well as how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. 

At React First we use MHFA England trained 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 courses 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 MHFA 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 offer a range of MHFA England courses both face-to-face and via virtual online learning.  Our public course programme is currently online only. For organisations and business we can deliver both online and face-to-face training as long as there is a safe environment in which to do so.

Become a Mental Health First Aider. Introductory Offer: Save 20% Pay £185+vat instead of £230+vat when you book before 5th October 2020. Calendar price shown includes the discount.

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

/media/coursedescriptions/library/mhfa-adult.jpgThis Online Mental Health First Aid course is an online version of the face-to-face Adult 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.

The total time commitment is very similar  to the two day course but it is 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.

An online version of the Youth Mental Health First Aid course is also available.

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

The next 3 courses with public places

more courses >>

October - Sat 3, Sun 4, Sat 10, Sun 11

10:00-12:30

Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning
(venue details)
£185.00
+VAT
October - Mon 5, Tues 6, Thurs 8 & Fri 9

10:00-12:30

Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning
(venue details)
£185.00
+VAT
Nov - Mon 9, Tues 10, Thurs 12 & Fri 13

10:00-12:30

Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning
(venue details)
£185.00
+VAT

The next 3 courses with public places

(more courses)

October - Sat 3, Sun 4, Sat 10, Sun 11

10:00-12:30

£185.00
+VAT
Venue: Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning
October - Mon 5, Tues 6, Thurs 8 & Fri 9

10:00-12:30

£185.00
+VAT
Venue: Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning
Nov - Mon 9, Tues 10, Thurs 12 & Fri 13

10:00-12:30

£185.00
+VAT
Venue: Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning

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

/media/coursedescriptions/library/mhfa-youth-online-coming-soon.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 launch: 1st October 2020.

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

The next 2 courses with public places

more courses >>

October - Mon 19 to Thurs 22

10:00-12:30

Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning
(venue details)
£185.00
+VAT
November - Tues 17 to Fri 20

10:00-12:30

Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning
(venue details)
£185.00
+VAT

The next 2 courses with public places

(more courses)

October - Mon 19 to Thurs 22

10:00-12:30

£185.00
+VAT
Venue: Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning
November - Tues 17 to Fri 20

10:00-12:30

£185.00
+VAT
Venue: Online - 4 live, instructor-led sessions + self-learning