Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA 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.

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.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive well-being and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Please note you must be 16+ to attend these courses, however the content and skills learnt can support anyone.


This training, usually £300* per delegate has been fully funded by Public Health England & Cornwall Council for anyone who lives or works in Cornwall.
(*two day £300, one day £200 & half day £125). 

The only cost to the delegate is the £25* cost of the workbook.
(*two day £25, one day £20, half day £15).

 

Mental Health First Aid - Two Day 

Delivered over two days, this internationally recognised training will foster the skills and knowledge to help and support a person struggling with a mental health concern. By the end of the course you will be able to;

  • Recognise the symptoms of mental health issues
  • Provide initial help
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help

This training, usually £300* per delegate has been fully funded by Public Health England & Cornwall Council for anyone who lives or works in Cornwall. 

The only cost to the delegate is the £25* cost of the workbook.
09.30-16.30 on both days

Please note, participants must fully attend both days

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Mental Health First Aid - One Day (First Aid Champion)

The one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as a workplace MHFA Champion.

  • Workplace MHFA Champions have: 
  • An understanding of common mental health issues  
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health 
  • Skills to support positive well-being.

Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, the course is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

You must be 16+ to attend this course and the skills learnt are most appropriate for the workplace.

Cost: £20 (This amount covers the cost of participant workbooks. The actual training delivery is free of charge).

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Mental Health First Aid - Half Day (First Aid Awareness)

This half day course is an introductory session to raise awareness of mental health, it is offered face to face or via a digital classroom. It is designed to give you:

  • An understanding of 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

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Mental Health First Aid - refresher

The half day MHFA refresher course will support you in renewing the skills learnt on your MHFA course, it is offered face to face or via a digital classroom. During the course you will:

  • review your skills
  • have the chance to refresh and practice applying the MHFA Action Plan.


Suitable for all those who have attended either the two day MHFA First Aider or MHFA Champion courses, it is designed to give you continued confidence in your role. We recommend you do complete this every three years.

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