Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a two day educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.
It can be delivered either in your place of work or at the head office of Mid and North Essex Mind in Colchester. This course can be delivered to a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 16 people at one time. Please note we can only accommodate up to 10 people at our head office.

Who is it for?

MHFA can benefit many different people from social care professionals, ambulance staff, nurses to teachers and HR managers.

What does it include?

By attending one of our Mental Health First Aid courses, you’ll learn to:

    • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
    • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
    • Provide help on a first aid basis
    • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
    • Help stop a mental health problem from getting worse
    • Help someone recover faster
    • Guide someone towards the right support
    • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

If you attend this training at our head office, refreshments and lunch will be included.

Who teaches it?

It is delivered by highly skilled staff from Mid and North Essex Mind who have special training in Mental Health First Aid.

What do I get at the end?

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

How much does it cost?

Please contact us for a quote based on your requirements.

How do I book or find out more?

Email enquiries@mnessexmind.org or call us Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on 01206 764600. We are also able to provide Adult MHFA Lite which is an introductory three hour mental health awareness course. Contact us for more information.

For a free download of Mental Health First Aid’s Line Manager’s Resource please visit our training and education resources page.