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Become a Mental Health First Aider

Gain essential mental health skills and knowledge by becoming a certified MHFAider through MHFA England

Various dates

Live webinars

£250 + VAT

A challenging subject delivered with compassion and professionalism. The boundaries clearly and repeatedly articulated to keep us safe was central to the training and much appreciated. New Leaf highly recommended

Joe Cohen - Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Course Information

The Mental Health First Aid Two-Day Course is the most popular course offered by MHFA England.

Delegates who complete the course qualify as Mental Health First Aiders, and are able to support those around them through mental health conversations.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

Importantly, the course also gives you the tools to set appropriate boundaries with others, allowing you to protect your own mental health.

Upon completing the course, attendees will have:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • 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 further support.

We run this as an open course. This means that we open the places to a variety of businesses – this is ideal for those who want to train just one or two delegates, without needing to pay for a full private course.

We host the course online, through live webinar sessions.

The total contact time is 16 hours, which is split over two consecutive days of 8 hours each. This includes a break for lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks.

The course does not include an examination or assessment. Your instructor will approve your qualification at the end of the course, based on your attendance and engagement throughout.

This course is suitable for anyone, and no prior knowledge or skills are required.

The course is particularly useful for those in HR roles, in addition to those who regularly have contact with other in their workplace.

Successful MHFAiders will – depending on the requirements of your organisation – need to make time available during the working week to have mental health conversations with colleagues, and be available to respond in a crisis.

Please note, this course is designed specifically for delegates and businesses that are based in England. The resources and guidance refer to public health information that is specific to England. Whilst delegates from other countries can attend, their role should involve supporting delegates based in England.

Scotland and Wales both have separate organisations for MHFA, based on respective national guidelines. For more information, please visit their websites:

Scotland MHFA –
Wales –

This course has been developed by MHFA England, which is part of the worldwide Mental Health First Aid organisation.

MHFA England is the only recognised provider of Mental Health First Aid in England.

Here at New Leaf Health, we have a variety of highly experienced practitioners who have trained as instructors with MHFA England. As such, the course we offer is the official Mental Health First Aid Training Course, licensed by MHFA England.

Upon completion of the course, you will be recognised as a qualified Mental Health First Aider for a period of 3 years. You can continue your qualification by taking a MHFA Refresher Course every 3 years.

Currently, we only offer our open course online as a webinar.

If your orgnisation is looking to train at least 8 delegates, we can offer a face-to-face course. Vist our MHFA Training page for more information.

We’re one of the most active and experienced workplace wellbeing companies in the UK. We’ve been working with clients since 1996, and our collective experience extends well before this, too.

We’ve worked with a range of clients in all different sectors, including the UK government, the NHS, and many organisations in the private sector – from micro businesses, right up to multinational corporations.

Our MHFA instructors are all qualified officially through MHFA England, which is part of MHFA International. Several of our instructors are also on MHFA England’s preferred trainer list, meaning that they are considered highly experienced in the field.

In addition to their MHFA Instructor training, our practitioners also deliver a variety of other educational topics to our clients, so are very well rounded in terms of knowledge and experience. We also internally assess all of our instructors annually, to ensure that they adhere to our standard of learning.

In other words, we can offer you the highest quality of MHFA training available amongst providers in England.

At a Glance

16-Hour Course (over two days)

For anyone looking to gain mental health skills

Delivered via live webinar training

MHFA England certified course

Includes a digital manual and app, plus a workbook.

£250 + VAT per Delegate

This was the second New Leaf course I have attended and both have been excellent. They are well paced, informative and delivered in a fun and interesting way. The MHFA course will prove useful not only in the work environment but in everyday life too and I would strongly recommend it.

Richard Greenland

Euler Hermes

Our employees came away with the confidence that they would be much better placed how to respond should they encounter colleagues or otherwise suffering with a mental health issue. An invaluable offering, thank you.

Sian La-Borde


Tim was excellent, really engaging and knowledgeable. He was great at encouraging participation and the pace was good. I learnt so much, thank you!

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