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Mental Health First Aid (Working with Adults)

Mental Health First Aid won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. This 2 day course will help you build your knowledge and confidence to contribute effectively to a mentally health organisation

Course Summary

You will learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe. You will also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more. What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

This course focuses on supporting adults.

Learning Outcomes

This two-day course trains 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 an adult in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help colleagues and other adults recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Added Benefits

Delegates who train with our experienced Instructor, who is also a Suicide First Aid Associate Tutor, can also access (free of charge) three group networking and support sessions each year.


We also offer a range of other shorter courses aimed at supporting colleagues and other adults such as our Mental Health Awareness for Managers, Reflective Supervision Skills, How to Have Difficult Conversations, and Mentoring Adults programmes.


Course cost: £325 per person [inclusive of resources] +VAT

Alternatively, we can deliver this course in-house at £2075 + VAT and resources and expenses for up to 16 delegates.