Mental Health First Aid Courses

Accredited by MHFA England in the Adult: 2 day, 1 day and half day courses.  Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.  What you learn depends on the length of the course.

Mental health training is vital to protecting employee wellbeingEveryone, without exception, has mental health and everyone’s mental health changes throughout their lifetime. Our mental health can thrive during positive periods in our life and at other times we can struggle. One in four people have mental health issues at any given time, which means we are all likely to know someone who is struggling.

This is quite a sobering thought, and you may ask yourself why poor mental health still carries such a stigma, if it is so prevalent that we all encounter it on a daily basis?  It’s a good question and one of the reasons for taking part in a mental health first aid course is to help to de-stigmatise mental health conditions.

Having a policy in place to manage mental health, along with training and awareness campaigns can help to create a positive and supportive culture within an organisation. Organisations that promote positive mental health experience lower absenteeism and staff turnover, along with increased productivity and employee wellbeing.

Two Day – Become a Mental Health First Aider

This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • 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 – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

We have two-day Mental Health First Aid courses running throughout 2021. Due to the pandemic, our courses will be run virtually, until further notice. Please call us or email info@bnshe.co.uk to find out more, or discuss alternative dates.

  • Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th January 2021 9am-5pm Book here
  • Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th February 2021 9am-5pm Book here
  • Thursday 11th and Friday 12th March 2021 9am-5pm Book here

One day – Become a MHFA Champion

This one-day course qualifies you as an MHFA Champion, giving you:

  • 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

Half day – Become Mental Health Aware

This introductory four hour session raises awareness of mental health. It covers:

  • 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

For more information, or to discuss which is the right course for you and your business

Call us on 07557 101 897 or email info@bnshe.co.uk to discuss booking, pricing, discounts and for further details.

Want to know what other people thought of the course? See our testimonials below


“With starting this course with zero knowledge on how to approach and understand someone’s mental health, I would have never thought it possible that I could learn so much in two days! The two days flew by so quickly and covered so much! ALGEE is certainly in my head now and knowing how to use it is great.”

“This course has been extremely insightful and has exposed me to areas which I was not aware, giving me the confidence to fully support not just colleagues, but others too. The depth of information has very much given me a broader understanding of some of the symptoms which can identify a person’s trait and may cause reason for any unusual behaviour.”

“The course was very valuable given the current times we live in as well as situations thrown at us such as additional worries and pressures such as the COVID outbreak. The course was well structured and lead, excellent guidance and knowledge given by the tutors and pace set was ideal for quality of learning. I would highly recommend this course to others and I came away from the course feeling more confident in the knowledge and understanding that I feel stronger to help someone now should they require support. Thank you”

“I feel like it gave really good skills and information on how to approach someone experiencing poor mental health in a range of circumstances both in and out of work. And also increased my awareness of the range of mental health disorders there are and the effects of them. I feel more confident and like I could do the right thing using algee to help someone. You both made it a very safe space to talk and share experiences, Thank you.”