Mental Health First Aider Course

Accredited Mental Health First Aider Course

This information-packed 2-day course is designed to provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to be an effective mental health first aider in your workplace.

Duration: Two days.


  • Remote (Teams/Zoom).
  • At your place of work.

Accreditation: CPD


  • Mental Health First Aider Certificate valid for three years.
  • CPD Certificate and 12 CPD hours.
Rated 5 Stars

“Thought provoking and gave all participants the tools and confidence to approach mental health issues. Cate was fantastic, she really made the course as interactive as possible and her passion for the subject was both inspiring and contagious. Nothing but praise for the course which is testament to Cate and Worksafe UK.”


About This Course

Our course concentrates on the practical aspects of being a mental health first aider including spotting signs of distress, providing effective support and helping to build a healthier workplace.

Course Aims

On completion of our Mental Heath First Aid course, you should:

  • Understand what mental health is and why it matters
  • Understand the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Identify signs of distress
  • Develop good interpersonal skills such as non judgemental listening
  • Support staff dealing in distress and support their recovery to good mental health
  • Be aware of different mental illnesses
  • Use practical approaches/tools that can be used to support mental health and wellbeing
  • Know when to recommend further help such as from a medical professional
  • Promote mental health in your workplace
  • Help build a supportive, healthy and non-discriminatory work climate

Course Content

The course is divided in to 4 modules.

  1. An overview and introduction to the role of the mental health first aider
    Misconceptions and stigma
    What is mental health?
    The scale of the problem
    Business benefits
    Your role as a Mental Health First Aider
    Mental health continuum
    Impact of mental health issues
  2. Interpersonal skills and self-help
    Talking and listening skills
    Body language
    Positive thinking and other self-help strategies
  3. Looking at mental health disorders
    Bipolar disorder
    Eating disorders
    Substance abuse
    Stress and stress risk assessments
    Crisis planning
  4. How to build a healthy work environment
    A healthy workplace
    Engaging with your employer
    Organisational benefits
    Equality and diversity
    Wellness Action Plans
    Home worker and remote workers
    Reasonable adjustments

Who Should Attend?

This course is for anyone who wants to support colleagues’ mental health in their workplace or has been appointed as Mental Health First Aider.

Benefits to you

Gain an in-depth understanding of mental health and factors which can affect wellbeing.

Promote early intervention which may encourage early recovery and increased resilience.

Provide support to colleagues and help build a healthy and positive work environment.

CPD Certified

Book Open Course

Our open courses are live, instructor-led and fully interactive courses delivered via Teams. An excellent choice where you have one or two delegates to train.

As well as being cost-effective, it allows delegates to meet, network and share knowledge with people from other organisations.

Arrange a Course

A private course, delivered on a date of your choice, is an excellent choice where you have a number of people to train. We can even customise the content for you.

Delivered onsite at your place of work or, where possible, via Teams.

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