Mental Health First Aid – 2 day course 20th and 21st February 2024

20th February 2024
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Mental Health First Aid – 2 day course 20th and 21st February 2024

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Train as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) 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.

Course outcomes

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
  • Online or face-to-face course structured across two flexible sessions. Each session is a maximum of 7hrs 30mins and sessions can be delivered within a two week period.
  • Learners will be trained over four live sessions with an MHFA England Instructor Member, covering 14 hours of content in total.​
  • 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.

Everyone who completes this course gets:

  • A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course
  • A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it​ after completing the course
  • A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan​
  • A digital MHFAider® certificate
  • Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years
  • Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events ​
  • The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England

Livewell Southwest is part of the NHS and our tutors who deliver the Mental Health First Aid Training are experts in their fields with over 20 plus years’ experience as either Mental Health Nurses or Doctors.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England) is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid, providing participants with the skills and confidence to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues. Our tutors are not just textbook taught they have years of lived experiences which makes our courses are far more interesting and sets us apart from other providers.

You will help to reduce the stigma of mental health and be part of creating a positive impact in your workplace.

Livewell Southwest is a top mental health provider across Devon and Cornwall encouraging other organisations to invest in your employee’s mental health ensuring that you are investing in the success, resilience, and longevity of your organisation.

We offer this training to anyone who would like to help and support others in any mental health episode.


February 20
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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