Mental Health First Aid Adult course

MFHA England, mental health first aid adult, Mental health first aider, strongmindMental Health First Aid – MHFA – is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, Identify, support and signpost someone who is struggling with mental health issues, even in a crisis.

Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended the Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.


Course duration

Course duration is for two full days and the training is intensive. It is delivered in four sessions as follow:


Session 1

• What is mental health
• Prevalence
• Risk factors, and stigma
• Stress and vulnerability
• Depression


Session 2

• Suicide
• Non-judgemental listening
• First aid actions for people at risk of suicide
• Depression and suicide


Session 3

• Anxiety disorders
• Prevalence, type and symptoms
• Eating disorders
• Self-harm
• First Aid actions for Anxiety


Session 4

• Psychosis
• Prevalence and type
• Non-judgemental listening
• First aid actions for psychosis

Our experience has shown that MHFA is a very popular course and can be extremely effective when integrated into company policies. No previous experience is required to complete the course, and the information and guidance learned will provide valuable skills for both your business and personal life.