Mental Health & Mental Health First Aid Training
Prices start from £49 per person

Implementing Mental Health First Aid training in your workplace shows that you take seriously the impact of mental ill health and the importance of caring for and supporting those that experience symptoms. From Mental Health Awareness to Mental Health First Aid Training, these courses teach people how to spot the signs and identify the symptoms.

The First Aider is trained to support someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue and have the confidence to know what to say and how to signpost people to the correct help and assistance they require.

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Mental Health Suite of Qualifications

Our Mental Health Training and Support is something we are extremely proud of. 

Our training is designed to bridge the gap between the Mental Health First Aid qualification and allowing an understanding and awareness for everyone regarding mental health.

We believe by offering this range of training, it is the only way that we will help change the narrative, end stigma, and allow people to be more open around the topic of mental health, no matter where they may feel they are on that sliding scale.

We also know that this training and support will equip people to have the confidence in starting conversations with others, without the fear of making a situation worse or not knowing what to say or do should they need to get help for the person.

The training, at any level will give people an understanding of mental health, think about how we all have mental health and what we need to do to protect this and give learners the opportunity to think about what we can do to prevent poor mental health.

The training consists of the following 3 qualifications:

Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid (RQF)

Throughout this 2-day course, learners will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to actively promote positive mental health in the workplace by covering a range of topics, including: understanding mental health and its importance, awareness of their own wellbeing as a Mental Health First Aider, common mental health conditions, how to support those experiencing poor mental health at work with tools such as active listening and non-judgemental support.

What’s covered on the course
  • Learn how to spot the signs and support people that are struggling with a wide range of mental health conditions, including:
    • Depression
    • Suicide
    • Anxiety Disorders (including OCD, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and PTSD)
    • Eating Disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Self-Injury
  • We look at each condition in detail and hear from people that have real lived experience of some of these conditions, which gives learners a deep understanding of what someone experiencing symptoms may be experiencing.
  • Understand and learn about the symptoms a person may be experiencing, what to say and how to support an individual in the best way for them.
  • The mental health continuum and the differences between mental health and mental illness, and the judgment and discrimination that is often felt around this topic due to stigma and lack of understanding.
  • Risk and Protective factors to our mental health and learn how to implement health habits and coping techniques, including self-care.
  • Stress and how to recognise, manage and cope with stress – this is a very important part of the course as stress is always present in any mental health condition, whether it’s the cause, a symptom or both.
  • Case Studies looking at scenarios and what we can do to help, what to say and where to access and signpost to the correct support, along with how to provide ongoing support.
  • Where and how to access support and different types of support that are available.
  • Recovery and Wellbeing Recovery Action Plans

This 2-day course is packed full of useful, helpful and lifesaving information to help others and yourself.


Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health (RQF)

This qualification has been specifically designed to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions, and how best to offer support and guidance to Individuals.

Throughout this 1-day course, learner will develop an understanding on the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing and the role that everyone plays in recognising mental health issues.

Topics covered on this course
  • Understanding mental health and its importance
  • Promoting positive mental health, including how to identify, understand and support an individual wo may be developing a mental health issue, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
  • In the same way that we learn physical first aid, we will look at how understanding mental health first aid teaches you how to look out for those crucial warning signs of mental ill health or emotional distress.
  • Stress and how to recognise, manage and cope with stress along with coping techniques.
  • Common mental health conditions such as, depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, self-harm, suicide, and psychosis
  • Accessing and signposting to the correct support 
  • Recovery and Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plans

Level 1 Award in Introduction to Mental Health (RQF)

This level 1 Award is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification for people who want to raise their awareness of mental health and improve their mindfulness in everyday life, whether that be in the workplace, at home or with family and friends.

Throughout this half day course, learners will be introduced to mental health issues such as depression and suicide and build an understanding of stress.

Topics include
  • The mental health continuum and the differences between mental health and mental illness. 
  • The signs of poor mental health and the 4 levels of functioning and when normal becomes an issue.
  • Stress and how to recognise, manage and cope with stress along with coping techniques.
  • Understanding depression, suicide, and anxiety and recognising the symptoms
  • An introduction to the use of appropriate language when supporting others and the importance of selfcare as a tool to improve mental health.
  • Accessing and signposting to the correct support
  • Understanding the need for self-care and mindfulness

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Genuine reviews and feedback from clients who have completed this course.
  • Thank you so much Jo, I really appreciate what you shared with us, so incredibly invaluable. I think everyone should do this training. Jennifer Soulful Sunday
  • Jo's passion and understanding of Mental Health made the course so much more enjoyable and inclusive. I feel that I can now go away and help our Company move forward with a Wellbeing Action Plan. Victoria Roberts Waste Group
  • Best training, I have had in a long time, very informative. Good content, excellent understanding from Jo and taught at a good pace. The topic and information given was very good. I now have a better understanding and knowledge of different Mental Health conditions. Jan Somerset Care
  • I have loved the last two days and cannot remember being so engaged on a Training Course before, Jo is an excellent trainer. Keith Somerset Council