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Training: MHFA England Mental Health First Aid Course - in partnership with Mind Fitness

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Train as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) with Mind Fitness and receive three years of certification, plus access to ongoing benefits.

This course is ideal for individuals who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.​

In addition to the course, you will become part of the largest MHFAider® community in England, gaining access to resources, ongoing learning and 24/7 digital support through our MHFAider Support App®, to give you the tools and knowledge you need to carry out the role effectively and confidently, whether that be in your workplace, a volunteer role, or in the community.

Discounted Ukie Member rate of £290 + VAT per person (MHFA England RRP: £325 + VAT per person) - Use the discount code: UKIE when booking here. 

As an MHFAider® you will be able to:

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
  • Practise active listening and empathy
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
  • Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
  • Practise self-care
  • Know how to use the MHFAider Support App®
  • Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England

Format and Schedule

This online course is structured across four sessions. Each session is a maximum of 3hrs 30mins and sessions are delivered within a two week period with an MHFA England Instructor Member, covering 14 hours of content in total.​

  • Session 1: Monday March 11th (09.30 to 13.00)
  • Session 2: Thursday March 14th (09.30 to 13.00)
  • Session 3: Monday March 18th (09.30 to 13.00)
  • Session 4: Thursday March 21st (09.30 to 13.00)

Learning takes place through a mix of instructor led training, group discussions, individual and group activities.

Each session builds on the previous, enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others with a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

We strive for all of our learning content to be as accessible and inclusive as possible.

For more information on key takeaways, a detailed course outline and how to book please visit the registration page here. 

Discounted Ukie Member rate of £290 + VAT per person (MHFA England RRP: £325 + VAT per person) - Use the discount code: UKIE when booking here


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