Workplace Mental Health First Aid

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Workplace Mental Health First Aid Training Courses

With many years of experience in delivering workplace Mental Health First Aid Training, we have a variety of options available to suit all businesses.

Our available courses, all delivered by MHFA England certified trainers, include:

  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Champion Training
  • Mental Health Aware Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Refresher Courses

Keep reading to learn more about each course, and to determine which is the best option for your business.

A woman supporting her colleague after training in workplace mental health first aid
Colleagues discussing Mental Health First Aid Courses

MHFA Open Courses

For smaller businesses, or organisations that need to regularly train small groups, we offer MHFA Open Courses.

This runs exactly the same as a MHFA Two-Day Course, however, attendees will be a mix of delegates from a variety of businesses, rather than from just one organisation.

You can book a single place or several, depending on your requirements.

We hold these courses on regular dates throughout the year. To find out more information about our next MHFA Open Course, click below.

Workplace Mental Health First Aid Courses

Mental Health First Aid - Two-Day Course

This is the primary and most popular course from Mental Health First Aid England. Upon completion, delegates are certified as MHFAiders, allowing them to support their colleagues with mental health conversations.

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.

Certification: Those who complete the course will become Mental Health First Aiders.
ResourcesA certificate of attendance, a physical workbook, a digital MHFA manual and access to the MHFA England Support App.

Mental Health First Aid Champion Training - One-Day Course

This course is less comprehensive than the full two-day course, but aims to give attendees the skills and knowledge to champion mental health in their workplace.

Attendees will have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues.

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness.

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health.

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing.

Certification: Those who complete the course will become Mental Health First Aid Champions.
Resources: A certificate of attendance, a physical workbook and a digital MHFA manual.

Mental Health First Aid Aware Training - Half-Day Course

This is the introductory course offered by MHFA England, aiming to give attendees an overall awareness of mental health.

Attendees will cover:

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma.
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues.
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing.
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Certification: Those who complete the course will become Mental Health First Aid Champions.
Resources: A certificate of attendance, a physical workbook and a digital MHFA manual.

Mental Health First Aid Aware Training - Half-Day Course

Just like physical first aid, mental health first aid needs a regular top-up too.

MHFA England recommends that all Mental Health First Aiders (who have attended the full two-day course only) should take a refresher course every 3 years.

The refresher course gives attendees the opportunity to:

  • Renew their skills
  • Update their knowledge of mental health support
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Access three years of MHFAider® Support and Benefits

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

A challenging subject delivered with compassion and professionalism. The boundaries clearly and repeatedly articulated to keep us safe as we re-enter our work environments was central to the training and much appreciated. New Leaf highly recommended.

Joe Cohen

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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

MHFA Course Delegate

New Leaf Health Open Course

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

Fieldcore

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