Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA)
Online Training Courses & Workshops

The MHFA England training programme is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and is the only  provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training in England.

These courses are delivered via online video conferencing.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Online)

4 Live sessions

Minimum 15 working days between agreement to run the course & course delivery

Learners are registered 10 working days before the first live session in order for them to receive their materials in time

Online MHFA course materials are required for all elements of the course.

Total duration of the Online course is 18 hours of learning

Course elements are delivered through the MHFA Online Learning Hub & other online platforms.

Individual learning ahead of live session 

  1. Individual learning for Session 1 – 1hr

  2. Individual learning for Session 2 – 2hr

  3. Individual learning for Session  3 – 2hr

  4. Individual learning for Session  4 – 2hr

Live Sessions: facilitated by Katie Marlow

  1. Session 1: 2.5 hr

  2. Session 2: 3 hr

  3. Session 3: 3 hr

  4. Session 4: 2.5 hr

Youth MHFA Half Day – Aware (Online)

This introductory four hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

 – Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis

 – Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues

 – Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.  

Everyone who completes the course gets:

– A manual to refer to whenever you need it

– A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

– A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

Youth MHFA Refresher (Online)

If you are a Mental Health First Aider or MHFA Champion you have skills for life that support you and the people around you. 

We believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health – and just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date. 

The four hour Youth MHFA Refresher course will empower you to: 

  • Keep your awareness of mental health support current

  • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it 

  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan

Please note that the Youth MHFA Refresher is only for people who have completed a Youth MHFA Two Day or One Day course.

Adult Mental Health First Aid (Online)

4 Live sessions

Minimum 15 working days between agreement to run the course & course delivery

Learners are registered 10 working days before the first live session in order for them to receive their materials in time

Online MHFA course materials are required for all elements of the course.

Total duration of the Online course is 18 hours of learning

Course elements are delivered through the MHFA Online Learning Hub & other online platforms.

Individual learning ahead of live session 

  1. Individual learning for Session 1 – 1hr

  2. Individual learning for Session 2 – 2hr

  3. Individual learning for Session  3 – 2hr

  4. Individual learning for Session  4 – 2hr

Live Sessions: facilitated by Katie Marlow

  1. Session 1: 2.5 hr

  2. Session 2: 3 hr

  3. Session 3: 3 hr

  4. Session 4: 2.5 hr

Adult MHFA Half Day – Aware (Online)

Our half day course is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

It is designed to give you:

– An understanding of 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

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.  

Everyone who completes the course gets:

– A manual to refer to whenever you need it

– A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

– A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

Adult MHFA Refresher (Online)

If you are a Mental Health First Aider or MHFA Champion you have skills for life that support you and the people around you. 

We believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health – and just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date. 

The four hour MHFA Refresher course will empower you to: 

  • Keep your awareness of mental health supports current

  • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it 

  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan

Please note that the MHFA Refresher is only for people who have completed an Adult MHFA Two Day or One Day, or Armed Forces MHFA Two Day course.

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