Mental Health First Aid Course – 2 Days

A Mental Health First Aid Course (MHFA) is invaluable. By developing a greater understanding of common mental health issues, as well as how best to support and guide someone experiencing poor mental health, Mental Health First Aiders play a vital role in reducing the stigma associated with mental health in the UK.

Course description

Throughout this 2-day course, learners will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to actively promote positive mental health in the workplace by covering a range of topics, including: understanding mental health and its importance, awareness of their own wellbeing as a Mental Health First Aider, common mental health conditions, how to support those experiencing poor mental health at work with tools such as active listening and non-judgemental support.

Who should attend?

The Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who would like to become a Mental Health First Aider in their workplace. This qualification raises learners’ awareness of mental health, develops an understanding on how to support, reassure and signpost fellow colleagues to professional support.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Don’t need a 2 day course? Try the Level 2 Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF)

Booking for a group of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

What are the different learning methods for this course? 

Face to face learning (Our Fave!)

Learning is entirely classroom based, this course requires 2 days in the classroom. We always recommend this type of training to get as much concentrated experience as possible


Non-Consecutive learning is entirely classroom-based, however, the 2 days are spread across 2 weeks.

Virtual Classroom

This qualification can be delivered online using a virtual classroom. It can be delivered entirely online by combining remote training and an invigilated e-Assessment or Learners can complete the remote training and then attend a face-to-face assessment session. Please contact us if you would like to use this option.

What topics are covered on a Mental Health First Aid course?

Understanding mental health and its importance

The roles and responsibilities for mental health in the workplace

Importance of own wellbeing as a mental health first aider

Common mental health conditions, including:

  • Characteristics and features
  • Work-related stress
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar
  • Self-harm
  • Psychosis
  • Suicide

Promoting positive mental health first aid in the workplace

  • Best practice for employers
  • Mental health first aid at work action plan
  • Appropriate coping strategies

How employers can provide support to employees in the workplace

  • Assisting those off work or returning to work

Procedures to support employees who are off work whilst experiencing poor mental health

Types of support available both locally and nationally

Assessment and certification


Continuous observation by the trainer and a multiple-choice theory assessment.


Successful candidates receive a nationally recognised, Ofqual accredited Level 3 Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) certificate, valid for three years.

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