Two Day Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England) Public Classroom Course, December 3rd & 10th 2020

Two Day Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England) Public Classroom Course, December 3rd & 10th 2020


Please read booking instructions. For a detailed course description, and what to expect on the day, just scroll down to the information tabs below.

Booking Instructions

  • Register your details to save a seat, then return to this page. The REGISTER button will open up our MHFA England course registration form. (no payment is requested at registration). If you are booking on behalf of one or more other people: register each learner individually.
  • Secure Payments (no VAT charged) Enter the number of seats required, click ADD TO BASKET, then click the top right hand basket icon to check out securely. You will receive a payment receipt by e mail.
  • To arrange payment via invoice or purchase order contact us 
  • Concessionary rates available: Registered charities, voluntary groups, unemployed, return clients, contact us for a discount code prior to check out.
  • If you need to cancel due to Coronavirus an alternative date or full refund will be offered.
  • Venue location map below

This course can also be delivered on site, subject to our risk assessment.

This Adult Two Day MHFA England course is the only recognised training programme that qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. All our MHFA Instructors have completed the training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, (RSPH).

In support of equal access to all, we are running this face to face classroom course with a Covid-19 safe policy. We appreciate not everyone wants, or has access to, a quiet online training set up.

About this course

This Adult Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) England course is internationally recognised and the most comprehensive MHFA course. The complex interplay between work and home means this course is recommended for anyone over the age of 18.

Using evidence-based training to increase mental health literacy this course focuses on developing practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.

Learners will develop the following:

  • 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.

MHFAiders have an in depth understanding of the factors that can affect well-being. Delegates will learn about common mental illness in detail as well as crisis management in mental health. This course introduces delegates to law and policy around mental health, discrimination litigation, and why they need to have a health and wellness strategy.

Our open public courses are memorable and according to delegate feedback, life changing for some. By running open courses that are inclusive we attract a mixed demographic which we believe is beneficial to all as we continue to learn from each other and grow as a more open minded and tolerant society.

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. We always provide an opt-out option on all activities. Although these are facilitated in an inclusive, fun and engaging way we also understand some topics may be upsetting or triggering for some individuals.

Our instructors are experienced in creating and facilitating a non-judgemental learning environment. The MHFA course also teaches participants to take away this attitude into their own lives following the training. All learners are made to feel safe and we often see the group bond as a result.

This course includes guidelines on infection prevention in Mental Health First Aid safety in relation to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV–2). We are proud to operate a socially distanced training environment in the classroom. We are also fully aware of the anxiety that many students have over coming into a public space. There is a lot to think about which we have already thought about. You are in safe hands.






This course is for anyone over the age of 18 years old.
Popular with all NHS trusts, public sector organisations, FTSE 100 Companies, major UK Charities.
Parents, community workers, volunteers, teachers, academics, manual workers, office workers, vets, farmers, unemployed.
Whether you are a mental healthcare professional, or registered therapist or have no formal knowledge of mental health conditions this course is for you.

Course topics

Session 1
• Why Mental Health First Aid?
• The Mental Health First Aid action plan
• What is mental health?
• Impact of mental health issues
• Stigma and discrimination
• What is depression?
• Symptoms of depression
• Risk factors for depression
• Depression in the workplace

Session 2
• Suicide figures
• Alcohol, drugs and mental health
• First aid for suicidal crisis
• Non-judgemental listening skills
• First aid for depression
• Treatment and resources for depression
• Self-care

Session 3
• What is an anxiety disorder?
• First aid for anxiety disorders
• Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
• Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
• Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
• Cognitive distortions and CBT
• Personality disorders
• Eating disorders
• Self-harm

Session 4
• What is psychosis?
• Risk factors for psychosis
• Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
• Schizophrenia
• Bipolar disorder
• Warning signs of developing psychosis
• Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
• Treatment and resources for psychosis
• Recovery and building resources
• Action planning for using MHFA


There is no formal assessment for this course, but delegates must complete all sections of the course.
Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, exercises, and case studies. Each session is built around a Functional Mental Health First Aid action plan. We do not want you to be daunted by this prospect. Absolutely no pressure to present your ideas unless you feel comfortable to do so. It is our job to ensure you feel part of an inclusive space, and that you understand and retain the knowledge that is relevant to your own lived experiences. This is what we do best.


Learners will receive a Certificate from MHFA England.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended the Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, (RSPH).

Additional information

Accessibility: Please contact us in advance if you have any accessibility questions or requirements.

On the day: Important Information 

If you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of the Coronavirus disease, please do not come to the training. Instead, stay at home and follow the advice on the NHS website

Call us on 07880 542663 if you need to postpone and we will arrange an alternative classroom date.

We have worked hard to make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy the course despite social distancing and new non-contact ways to teach.

What to expect and how to prepare for your classroom training:

  • On arrival, you will be given your own goodie pack with hand sanitiser, manuals, workbooks and everything you need for the course. We are operating socially distanced training in a large venue. PPE is optional rather than mandatory.
  • You may wish to bring a notebook for any additional notes.
  • If it is suitable weather and the learners are all in agreement, some of the training may take place outdoors.
  • If appropriate, we encourage you could check the status of your current health and wellness policy before the course as it might be useful for comparison. If this is not applicable to your circumstances, please do not worry, we will go through this during the course.
  • Complementary refreshments are provided. You will need to bring your own lunch.

If you are running late or have any issues on day of the course, please contact your trainer. You will be notified of their name and mobile number by email prior to the training.


Venue Details

Furlong Way, Highfields Caldecote, Cambridge CB23 7ZH. As you head up Furlong way you will see two large iron gates on your right, this is the car park entrance.

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