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Professional MHFA Training

Professional MHFA Training

What is MHFA

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. It is currently the only accredited Mental Health training in England -accredited by The Royal Society of Public Health.



Youth MHFA courses are tailored for people who teach, work, live with and care for young people aged 8 to 18. The courses can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards. Youth MHFA Two Day course Completing our two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have: 

An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing

Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues 

Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress 

Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening 

Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support 

Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue

Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor 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.

How will attending an MHFA course help?

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

Raises awareness and mental health literacy

Reduces stigma around mental ill health

Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

Promotes early intervention

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An illuminating and inspiring course. So interesting and useful

Great course. Will recommend to others

Really excellent course. It was very interesting and varied in course delivery. The instructors made everyone really comfortable and welcome. The course will be really helpful.

Fab course! It should be compulsory for all people working with young people.

Absolutely fantastic!

Cannot fault the course or instructors

I found the course extremely informative. The pace was good and the instructors were professional and supportive. Great resources too. I will definitely recommend this course



As a qualified MHFA trainer, I deliver both Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid courses.

I hold qualifications in Counselling and Psychology and in addition to facilitating training, I am a qualified Life Coach, working to help people re-discover their values and find a more fulfilling life.

On a voluntary basis I have supported, over many years, and continue to support, a number of people who are experiencing mental ill health.

I am an experienced Trainer: I taught the IEHO Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for many years and have also written and delivered many courses around the subject of supporting older people.

I am passionate about improving support for people who have mental health issues and I feel that the MHFA course is a great way to make improvements in this area, by teaching people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

I always enjoy meeting course attendees and hearing about the support they give and the work they do and I endeavour to make the training as interesting and fruitful as possible for each person.



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For any inquiries please call me 07708238929 or complete the form below

MHFA England Youth Training

Windsor House

Cornwall Road



Tel: 07708238929

Email: enquiries@mentalhealth-training.co.uk