MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues
in your work colleagues and how to support them

The term Mental Health covers a range of emotional and mental health issues such as anxiety, stress and depression. It is becoming an increasing issue in our workplaces with recent figures suggesting one in six workers experience anxiety, depression and unmanageable stress each year.

Training key employees to become Mental Health First Aiders is the first step towards improving mental health in the workplace.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health so they effectively guide the person towards the right help.

Just like a physical first aid course, MHFA will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.
  • Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.
    This is 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
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

  • Academic research shows that Mental Health First Aiders report statistically significant improvements in knowledge and confidence in helping people with mental ill health (e.g. Moffitt et al, 2014).
Our course leaders are experienced professionals in Mental Health First Aid. They will guide you through this interactive course, checking key learning points along the way:
Dr Bridget Juniper

Dr Bridget Juniper

Dr Bridget Juniper, founder and director of Work and Well-Being Ltd, is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with a PhD in the measurement of employee well-being. Dr Juniper has worked with private and public sector organisations providing strategic direction for employee well-being. She is the Chair of the RSSB's Health Economics Group and an appointed member of the BPS health and well-being working group.

Lee Loveless

Lee Loveless

Lee Loveless has worked in mental health for over 16 years. He has managed community mental health programmes and has been the Portsmouth City strategic lead for public mental health, suicide prevention and dementia. Lee is an experienced MHFA trainer and qualified to train MHFA instructors in 2010. Lee’s adaptive style has proven successful in the commercial and public arenas; providing training in organisations such as United Utilities, Zurich and the NHS.

    Mental Health First Aid Course for Employers

    Course fully booked - register to find out about new dates
    Eight Club Bank, London EC3V 3ND
    £270 per person inc. refreshments & MHFA manual

Book your MHFA Course today
Please note: Cost to attend the Mental Health First Aid (2 day) course is £270+vat. Fees must be paid in advance. This is a discounted rate for a limited time only. Cancellations can be made up to eight weeks in advance of the event. Cancellations at less than eight weeks from the event date will be subject to full payment. Substitutions may be made at any date. Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.