NEW Online Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

Our 2 Day Adults Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course is now available online. This is a key component of any stress management strategy. Book on an open course or talk to us about building a bespoke MHFA course for your organisation.

Open Courses

Join others in becoming a qualified mental health first aider

All courses are limited to 16 delegates

Online MHFA – August 17th – 10am

(4x weekly live sessions + individual learning)

Online MHFA – September 1st – 10am

 (4x weekly live sessions + individual learning)

£225 per person + VAT

Private courses are available for your organisation.

MHFA – Online Mental Health First Aid

Our Online Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

The 2 day Adult online mental health first aid courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards. Every MHFA England course is delivered by a quality assured Instructor Member who has attended our Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Online Mental Health First Aid

The new Online Mental Health First Aid course is based on the Adult MHFA Two Day course content, offering the same learning outcomes and every person who completes the course will be certified as a Mental Health First Aider. Online Mental Health First Aid is made up of both individual learning activities and a series of live sessions hosted on the  new MHFA England Online Learning Hub. Individual learning will be based on a combination of videos, workbook activities and reading, which can be done at the attendees’ own pace, in advance of each live session. The live sessions are led by an approved MHFA England Instructor.

All our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)Training Courses are delivered by MHFA England certified instructors.

Delegates will receive an MHFA England certificate on completion of the course.

Online – Mental Health First Aid Course

Practical skills & awareness course designed to give you:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support.

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. We limit the number of people per course from 8-16 so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it.
  • A MHFA workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health.
  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Online Mental Health First Aid Work?

All courses combine 8 hours with an instructor & 8 hours self- directed learning

Book A Course Online

Receive Course Materials

Self-directed Learning Activities

4 Live Sessions With An Instructor

Receive MHFA Certificate

SESSION ONE

Individual learning (1 hour):

  • Introduction to the Online Mental Health First Aid course and the Online Learning Hub (course overview, safety procedure, attending live sessions, and completing individual learning activities)
  • Activity 1: Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • Activity 2: The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Activity 3: What is mental health?
  • Activity 4: Quiz: Impact of mental health
  • Activity 5: Stress Container (completed after live session)
  • Activity 6: Frame of Reference (completed after live session) 

Live session (1 hour 45 minutes):

  • Introduction to course functions
  • Introduction to the course
  • ALGEE and mental health introduction recap
  • Stigma
  • Risk and protective factors
  • 10 minute break
  • Frame of Reference
  • The Mental Health Continuum
  • Introduction to the Stress Container

SESSION TWO

Individual learning (2 hours):

  • Activity 7: What is depression?
  • Activity 8: Risk factors for depression
  • Activity 9: Mental Health First Aid for depression
  • Activity 10: Introduction to suicide 

Live session (2 hours 20 minutes):

  • Recap of individual learning on depression
  • Prevalence of suicide
  • Suicide, substance misuse and dual diagnosis
  • Analyse the impact of suicidal feelings
  • Recap of ALGEE and risk factors for suicide
  • Explain Mental Health First Aid action plan 1 for suicide
  • 10 minute break
  • Explain non-judgemental listening, Empathy video
  • Practice using ALGEE in case study scenarios
  • Review of ALGEE for suicide and depression
  • Self-care

SESSION THREE

Individual learning (2 hours):

  • Activity 11: What is anxiety?
  • Activity 12: Mental Health First Aid for anxiety
  • Activity 13: What are eating disorders?
  • Activity 14: Mental Health First Aid for eating disorders
  • Activity 15: What is self-harm?
  • Activity 16: Mental Health First Aid for self-harm
  • Activity 17: What are personality disorders? 

Live session (2 hours):

  • Recap of individual learning on anxiety
  • Recap of the five basic steps of ALGEE for anxiety
  • Explain action 1 for anxiety
  • How to support someone who is having a panic attack
  • Explain crisis first aid
  • Practice action 2: non-judgemental listening
  • 10 minute break
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety
  • Explain cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Recap of eating disorders and self-harm
  • Case study for eating disorders and self-harm
  • Review ALGEE for eating disorders and self-harm
 

SESSION FOUR

Individual learning (2 hours):

  • Activity 18: What are psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

  • Activity 19: Risk factors for psychosis

  • Activity 20: Mental Health First Aid for psychosis

  • Activity 21: Helpful and unhelpful responses

  • Workbook Activity 10: My action plan for using Mental Health First Aid (completed after live session)

Live session (1 hour 55 minutes): 

  • Review of individual learning on psychosis

  • Explain the development of symptoms of psychosis

  • Review the five steps of ALGEE for psychosis

  • Group discussion about MHFA Australia psychosis video

  • Case study activity using Mental Health First Aid action plan for psychosis

  • 10 minute break

  • Recovery

  • Explore how to build a mentally healthy workplace

  • Start action plan to use Mental Health First Aid

  • Feedback

 

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