Mental Health First Aid

Key Facts

  • Level


  • Duration

    Two day and half day day courses available

  • Starting

    Various dates available, contact us for details.

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the triggers, signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help and support on first aid basis. Just like physical first aid, MHFA will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. It will enhance your practical and interpersonal skills and provide a deeper awareness and understanding of mental health, including the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own. To learn more or book a course, please contact:
Green, grey and white Mental Health First Aider logo for MHFA England.

Updated 04/07/2024


  • MHFA courses are delivered by quality assured instructors accredited by MHFA England.
  • Learning can be online (1/2 day course) or face to face (2 day course).
  • Empowers individuals to deal with mental health issues and promotes early intervention.
  • Attendees are awarded with MHFA England certification.
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Course Content

  • A practical skills and 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-judgmental listening.
    • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support.

    Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.

  • This 4.5 hour awareness course will empower you to:

    • Keep your awareness of mental health support current.
    • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it.
    • Understand strategies to support staff.
  • Mental Health First Aid at UON applies to all levels and all sectors as it focuses on raising awareness of mental health issues and to reduce discrimination and stigma. It helps managers and staff to support colleagues who are struggling at work and put mental health first aid into action.

  • Please contact us by email: for details relating to fees and pricing. We also offer bespoke prices for larger groups and off site sessions depending on location. Email us with your requirements and we’ll get back to you with a quote.


Anna ONeill, Senior Lecturer in Practice Development
Anna ONeill

Senior Lecturer in Practice Development

Faculty of Health, Education and Society


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