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2-Day MHFAider® August 6, 7, 8, 9th @ 9.30am-1.30pm

2-Day MHFAider® August 6, 7, 8, 9th @ 9.30am-1.30pm

Live Online training for individuals & groups


Our Mental Health First Aid programmes are more than simply training, we offer a supportive community that lives beyond the course, and that is what makes all the difference.

  • Learner packs posted to your home or work ready for your first live session.
  • 3 year benefit package included.
  • Detailed course description, topics, schedule, benefits, see all tabs below

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About this course

This recently updated Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) is the most comprehensive MHFA England accredited programme, valued at £330 by MHFA England.

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Train as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) and receive three years of support and benefits

This course is ideal for those who would like to become an MHFAider® to:

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health
  • Be confident starting a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support

Alongside the best evidence-based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, MHFAiders® are also provided with three-year access to ongoing learning and support through the MHFAider Support App®.

The app gives you 24/7 digital support, access to exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities, and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®.


It is important to recognise that this course covers material which you may find emotionally triggering. Your self-care is important and your safety throughout is our priority. Before the course, please consider identifying someone who could potentially support you during or after the course if you need it.

What additional benefits are included in the price?

  • MHFAider Support App®
  • Access the most up-to-date MHFA manual and other useful resources via the Online Learning Hub
  • Access to new resources and have opportunities to attend online events.

All learners who attend the new MHFA course will become MHFAiders®. MHFAiders automatically have access to support and benefits for three years. At three years, they are offered the MHFA Refresher course which will allow them to continue as an MHFAider for another three years.

MHFAiders will be able to access and attend a programme of online events, event recordings and regular resources. Below are examples of some of the resources and events planned for the first few months.

  • Guide to the MHFAider role document
  • Access to the Hub of Hope directory
  • Suicide Prevention
  • My Whole Self and Mental Health First Aid
  • Thriving as an MHFAider

What are the benefits of training as a Mental Health First Aider?

  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Gives you increased confidence to have a supportive conversation about mental health
  • Promotes equity and understanding around mental health from different perspectives
  • Helps to build supportive communities and promotes open conversations about mental health
  • Encourages self-care, giving you the tools to look after your own and others’ mental health
  • Promotes early intervention and recovery, which can prevent an individual’s mental health deteriorating

Is Mental Health First Aid training a mandatory requirement?

Your employer has a “duty of care”, (this means a legal obligation), to support their employees’ health, safety, and wellbeing. Recruiting Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) demonstrates a commitment towards promoting positive mental health.

Newly launched from September 2022, this MHFAider® England course is the only recognised training that qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. All our MHFA Instructors have completed an extensive instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, (RSPH).

Who needs this Mental Health First Aid course?

This course is for everyone. (see also occupations tab). Having fully qualified Mental health first aiders within your workplace, community, family, and social circles, supports a shared language around mental health and addresses barriers such as stigma, including self-stigmatisation. It also enhances self-awareness, and emotional literacy. Just as physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid saves lives, prevents worsening, and promotes recovery from a mental health issue. Not to mention the bottom line.

You can view a recent impact report here.

What does this course teach me? (see also topics tab above for a detailed breakdown)

Using evidence-based training, this means we have real data, from significant credible studies; you will develop 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 and appropriate support.
  • An in depth understanding of the factors that can affect well-being.
  • Understanding of common mental illness in detail as well as crisis management in mental health.
  • An overview of law and policy around mental health, discrimination litigation, and why your employer needs a health and wellness strategy.

Who are MHFA England?

MHFA is a global movement active in 24 countries. Each country licenses their own MHFA programme separately – you can see a list of all international MHFA programmes at

Mental Health First Aid training came to England in 2007. The Department of Health: National Institute of Mental Health in England (NIMHE) developed and launched the programme as part of a national approach to improve public mental health. MHFA England are the Licensed Provider of Mental Health First Aid training from MHFA International. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that delivers a range of mental health courses in communities across the country.

MHFA England’s overall vision is to normalise society’s attitudes and behaviours around mental health, by developing the skills we need to look after our own and others’ wellbeing.

What happens after the programme, and what are my roles and responsibilities as a mental health first aider in the workplace?

We follow up this programme with resources tailored to your individual needs. For example, the role of mental health first aid in the workplace and implementing mental health first aid into your organisation. We also champion local community resources, and self-help tools via the MHFA support App

How do I access the training and resources?

Your instructor will post the material directly to your home or place of work. You will also receive the links to sign in on day 1 of this love programme.

Anything else.

Our open public courses are memorable and according to delegate feedback, life changing for some. By running open courses that are inclusive and 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.




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

Course topics
Course Content - Topics

Session 1 Day 1
• Introductions and housekeeping
• MHFA & MHFAider role
• Self care
• Introduction to the MHFAider Action plan
• What is mental health?
Morning break
• Helpful and unhelpful language
• Your Frame of Reference
• What is (your) Stress
• Observing an MHFAider conversation (Stress?)
• Quiz

Session 2 Day 2
• Welcome back
• What influences Mental Health?
• The Mental Health Continum
• What is Anxiety?
• Crisis First Aid for panic attacks
• Observing an MHFAider conversation (Anxiety? Trauma? Panic Attack?)
• What is a traumatic Event?
• Crisis First Aid after a traumatic event
• Active listening and empathy
• Eating disorders
• First Aid for eating disorders
• What is self harm?
• Crisis First aid for self harm
• What is substance missuse?
• MHFAider conversation practice session
• Quiz

Session 3 Day 3
Welcome back
• Applying ALGEE - Mental health first aid practice session
• What is depression?
• What is Suicide?
• Crisis First Aid for suicide
Morning Break
• What is psychosis?
• Schizophrenia
• Bi-polar Disorder
• Other Forms of Psychosis
• Observing an MHFAider conversation (Psychosis?)
• First aid for psychosis
• MHFA Conversation Practice
• Quiz
• Learner wellbeing

Session 4 Day 4
• Welcome back
• Recovery and lived experience discussions
• Applying ALGEE to case studies - Optional Mental Health First Aider Practice session
• Observing an MHFAider conversation (Putting it all together)
• Boundries in the MHFAider role
• Quiz
• MHFA Conversation Practice
• Moving forward in the mhfaider role
• MHFAider Action plan revisited
• Return to self care
• Review of Benefits included in the course

Learning Outcomes

As an MHFAider® you will be able to:
• Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
• Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
• Practise active listening and empathy
• Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
• Discuss the role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
• Practise self-care

By the end of this course learners will be able to:
• Explain what mental health is
• Describe how to look after their own mental health and wellbeing
• Describe the signs of possible poor mental health
• Explain some of the risk factors associated with poor mental health
• Demonstrate how to apply ALGEE in a Mental Health First Aid conversation


There an optional assessment for this course, where learners will gain a level 3 qualification in MHFA.
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 can opt to gain a level 3 qualification in MHFA, at no extra cost.

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.

What are the differences between this and the origional Two Day Adult MHFA Course?

  • A greater focus on the role of the MHFAider® and its boundaries
  • Multiple conversation practice sessions throughout the course
  • Updated statistics and Mental Health implications following the COVID pandemic
  • Three years access to ongoing benefits. (a short refresher training course may be offered after 3 years)

Group bookings

A discount is applied when booking 3 or more seats. 

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.


The Bridge First Aid
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Fusion Conferences
11:17 09 Dec 22
A refreshing and super friendly first aid training experience. Immediately following training, my entire team asked if we could re-book with The Bridge next time as it was so enjoyable. Previous first aid training has consisted of lots of role play, audience participation and practical assessments. The Bridge take a really unique approach to training and as a result, it's so engaging and actually quite fun! Nikki was just brilliant. She is warm, friendly, approachable and captivated the group with her incredible training technique. She refers to a lot of personal experiences in first aid which really help you retain information and due to her wealth of knowledge and real life experiences she has so many tips and tricks that would genuinely apply to every day situations - it's not just text book! I feel very lucky knowing my team have trained with Nikki, not only has our first aid knowledge improved significantly but I feel very confident if an accident or emergency were to occur during an event, my team could confidently assist until professional help was available. Thank you so much to The Bridge. Hands down the best first aid training experience you'll find. Could not recommend more highly!!
Emily Bicknell
Emily Bicknell
15:01 08 Dec 22
I would recommend this Bridge First Aid for the following reasons:- I booked the EFAW course through Jenny, who's communication was brilliant from start to finish, this meant there were no issues when Nikki arrived and could get set-up straight away.- Nikki was super laid back and had a sense of humor which always helps with courses like this, that can usually feel like they are dragging.- We didn't feel overwhelmed with information and she had so many relevant stories and examples which helped us to retain the information.- She made everyone feel comfortable so we were all happy to join in throughout.- No role play!!Couldn't recommend enough!
Elle Page
Elle Page
21:02 23 Nov 22
Today I attended a 6 hour ‘First Aid at Work’ course, facilitated by Nikki. Over the years I have attended many first aid courses, run by various providers. I have to say, this one was by far the most superior! Nikki should be the gold standard for all classroom based training! There are so many reasons I enjoyed both the course and the teaching style, that I’d take up a whole review page if I wrote about them, so I’ll bullet point them as follows:* Nikki introduced herself and her background, also the company background* Nikki spoke warmly of her colleagues and friends, which is always a good sign of a decent human being!* Nikki was inclusive and sensitive towards the possible needs of others* The course content was engaging and fun, which made it very memorable* Although there were PowerPoint slides in the background, these were not the focus of the session, so it never felt slow or tiring* No one was singled out or challenged, yet we were all guided in the right direction and given an opportunity to demonstrate our knowledge* At no point did I feel our facilitator droned on or waffled, yet I felt we went into great detail with all things ‘first aid’To summarise, I left feeling I had gained a wealth of knowledge, and completely confident in my first aid skills, should they be called upon. I would absolutely recommend this company and course! Thanks again.
Fern Spencer
Fern Spencer
12:20 23 Nov 22
I attended the MHFA training which was brilliant. Jenny created a safe and open environment for everyone on such personal topics. She equipped me to support others in their mental health but also my own. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Thank you.
Janice Walsh
Janice Walsh
17:21 20 Nov 22
Highly recommended. Great communication before, during and after the training. Jenny is an amazing - both as a facilitator and as a person. She is knowledgeable, informative and approachable.I completed the 2-day MHFA course over two consecutive Wednesdays and found this to be the perfect schedule. The course is demanding but having a break between the days allows time to reflect on learning from the first day before completing the second day.
Debra Brown
Debra Brown
11:39 10 Oct 22
Course run by Jenny White was great, very supportive. Course was delivered effectively, smoothly and gave us all confidence to be MHFA First Aiders.
Nicola Cooper
Nicola Cooper
10:06 10 Oct 22
Just finished my MHFA course run by Jenny and really enjoyed it. A great blended learning approach delivered with empathy and understanding. Jenny is amazing at teaching with stories to support thinking and has a very approachable manner. Would highly recommend.
Rebecca James
Rebecca James
19:26 18 Sep 22
Another amazing experience and I will be back for sure! Nicki was a fab teacher and made the day go super fast as it was both enjoyable and informative.Many thanks, would highly recommend.
Schia Mitchell
Schia Mitchell
10:00 18 Jul 22
I was so delighted to find such a good first aid course local to me. The instructor knew her stuff and was great at getting it across in an interesting and engaging way. I feel much more confident now and will definitely be back for my refresher in three years :) Thank you!
Archie Farrer
Archie Farrer
08:53 09 Jul 22
I had Nikki for my training she was warm and welcoming and she made the course enjoyable and fun .I couldn’t ask for a better instructor
Martin Harvey
Martin Harvey
14:14 17 Jun 22
A very well-organised course, the blend of online and in-person worked really well for me. The online videos and other resources are clear and well-presented. I find first aid training quite daunting to take part in, but the in-person training provided by Nikki was very sensitively handled - Nikki was great at working with a diverse group and ensuring we were following the elements we needed to cover. The organisation of the booking and the follow-up communications have also been excellent. Fully recommended.
Lynn Hawkins
Lynn Hawkins
19:09 12 Jun 22
From my initial phone call asking questions about the course, I received quick and precise communication and support.The blended course enables you to complete the first day around your own calendar over a prolonged period, either do it all at once or 1 hour a day. This was great, it meant I could fit it around work and if I began to fade, I could turn it off and return later.The face to face day was just as good. Nicky presents the information using real life situations, enabling the group to ask learn, laugh and ask questions in a relaxed environment. Thus resulting in us all learning so much more.Nicky, you were right about the 4 hand signals, I think they are totally embedded in my brain and definitely enabled me to understand.I would recommend this course to anyone who wants or needs a first aid qualification.Many thanks to both of you.
John Windsor-smith
John Windsor-smith
17:32 28 May 22
My FAW course with The Bridge first aid Ltd was far superior to any I have previously taken and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Dan Smith
Dan Smith
13:19 07 Mar 22
Nikki was absolutely excellent and explained everything in an in depth, but understandable way. Would absolutely recommend and will be back again in three years when all our staff need a refresher!
21:16 25 Feb 22
Very friendly and knowledgeable trainer, made the course enjoyable. I came away feeling confident with what I’d learnt. Thank you.
Adam Stefaniak
Adam Stefaniak
14:09 25 Feb 22
Very happy with the team, very helpful and friendly. The course was well presented, both online and in classroom.
jason weston
jason weston
08:23 20 Jan 22
Fantasic course and made to feel very welcome, informative and made fun so everyone felt at ease.Would highly reccomend The Bridge First Aid.
Hilary Mundell
Hilary Mundell
13:50 26 Nov 21
Thank you! Brilliant memorable couse
Simon Lewis
Simon Lewis
06:08 15 Oct 21
Did an occupational mental health first aid course with Jenny. The simple feedback is that EVERYONE should do this. It doesn't hurt. In fact, for such a serious topic, it's fun at times. Jenny's depth of knowledge and experience brings the subject alive.
Elaine Cole
Elaine Cole
11:11 24 Sep 21
This has to be by far one of the best training courses I've have attended. The course was informative, interactive and extremely relevant. I feel that I have learnt so much and I have been able to retain the information and I'm looking forward to putting my new found knowledge into practice I thoroughly enjoyed it and the course instructor Jenny was fantastic - highly recommend
Adam Salter
Adam Salter
08:19 10 Sep 21
The trainer was clear and delivered the information in a engaging manner. It was an informative session with easy to follow demonstrations as well as the trainer drawing from their own experiences of delivering first aid in real-life situations which added to the day. I went away with video references that further assisted my understanding. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for an understanding of the requirements of a first aider.
Gareth Simpson
Gareth Simpson
20:38 01 Sep 21
Sometimes these courses can feel like they drag on. This was very informative, yet made fun by the instructor while maintaining the understanding the seriousness of correct first aid.Great value for money, giving our staff confidence and well adapted regarding COVID restrictions
Sophie Mason
Sophie Mason
10:46 01 Sep 21
This course was fantastic compared to other first aid courses I have completed in the past. A very lovely, enthusiastic tutor who explained everything so well, great environment and relaxed approach. I will be booking again in 3 years and hope to book onto other courses with this company! Thank you!
Hazel Greenstiles
Hazel Greenstiles
12:15 28 Aug 21
Jenny has got the knack of getting over the important facts about first aid whilst at the same time not giving out so much information to overload one's brain. The nuggets of information enabled me to think more deeply about the topics while remembering the knowledge I would need when involved with helping someone. I would certainly recommend this course to everyone who would like to feel more confident when helping someone. Thank you Jenny.
Wysing Arts Centre
Wysing Arts Centre
08:31 05 Aug 21
Huge thank you to Jenny and Nikki at The Bridge First Aid for delivering our First Aid at Work course to members of our team. From the initial enquiry to the completion of training it was a positive experience. Jenny worked with us to choose the right training for us and was flexible with finding dates. Nikki provided engaging, fun and most importantly memorable training and helped to build confidence to provide high quality, safe First Aid. We would highly recommend them for your training.
Laura Swinburne
Laura Swinburne
18:30 13 Jun 21
The quality of this course was good, professional with friebdly staff, good layouts and very informative course material. Communication was effective qnd organised well right from signup! The course layout was well and nothing wqs too much hastle for the instructor.
Ian Nunn
Ian Nunn
14:27 09 Jun 21
We had Nikki train a group of 4 of us; 2 who have already completed a first aid course, 2 who hadn't (me being in the latter). Her teaching style was very laid back, which helps the group relax and enjoy themselves. She was able to recall many examples with great detail, of previous emergencies that she was either involved with directly, or heard from other first aid instructors. This definitely helped us to remember signs, symptoms and correct courses of action when faced with first aid emergencies.She was patient and answered any and all questions we had, and we all passed with high marks.Couldn't recommend enough for anyone seeking first aid training, either for first timers or for refreshers.
Sarah Groom
Sarah Groom
14:25 17 May 21
Jenny came to do a first time/refresher course to our mixed group of youth workers and Community Centre managers. The course was interesting, informative and very practical about dealing with real life situations. It was also run strictly to Covid regulations. Jenny is very friendly and relaxed and happy to answer all sorts of questions and I finished feeling much more empowered and comfortable about having to deal with a first aid situation.
Liz Diamond
Liz Diamond
17:39 01 May 21
The Bridge First Aid for the workplace training was really excellent. I have been on previous first aid courses which were easily forgettable however the trainer on this course was knowledgeable and explained the content in terms of why certain methods are used. This made the content relevant and memorable. Every step was taken to be socially distanced and the use of the CPR dummies was done in a way everyone was comfortable with. I would highly recommend this Company for training.
Kacey Dean
Kacey Dean
23:50 24 Apr 21
Jenny was a lovely, easy to talk to first aid trainer. I feel like I learnt a lot in this session from the way she explained things so clearly and straight to the point with anecdotes.
agnieszka Echolc
agnieszka Echolc
18:48 17 Apr 21
Professional approach and friendly atmosphere throughout the course. I recommend it wholeheartedly (
11:05 21 Mar 21
I am so impressed. I just did my second course with this company and they are very professional yet approachable. The courses are well organised and access to extra materials is exceptional. They really help me to feel confident about first aid and I will definitely go back to them next time.
Anna Webb
Anna Webb
18:58 19 Mar 21
Enjoyed the 2 day MHFA course. Jenny was a great instructor. Highly recommend.
Nessa Taylor
Nessa Taylor
08:05 22 Feb 21
We have used The Bridge First Aid for many years now and have always found them to be professional and friendly. They have a reassuring technique that builds confidence and great instructors that tailor to the individuals in the group. Highly recommend this company for your training needs.
Cara Anderson
Cara Anderson
13:24 01 Feb 21
From start to finish the course was excellent!!The communication was clear and reassuring in the current circumstances.The online training resource is very informative and easy to use.The practical day was organised very well and I felt safe the whole day.The trainer was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to teach in different ways to work around Covid restrictions.Thank you!!
Jonas Thursby
Jonas Thursby
12:23 04 Jan 21
A very informative yet enjoyable course. The course was very well delivered and a great confidence builder. Would highly recommend.
Sharna Louise McNally
Sharna Louise McNally
17:32 03 Jan 21
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really engaging and interesting in this strange covid time. Would recommend!
Michael Harrison
Michael Harrison
11:05 18 Oct 20
Can I just say that this first aid course was the best ever first aid course that I have ever attended. Normally I get ever bored with any courses but I really injoyed this one . top marks to you the bridge first aid 👌
James Lawless
James Lawless
21:23 14 Oct 20
I attended the blended 16hr course to obtain my Outdoor First aid certificate. Jenny’s style is engaging and underpinned by her own real-world experience which I found both reassuring and engaging. She was able to dispense advice using first-hand accounts as well as delivering what the course syllabus requires for the qualification. The blended part of the course was useful as I was able to listen to other experiences from people who were in the practical session renewing qualifications that weren’t necessarily outdoor related. I would definitely recommend Jenny.
Mel Campany
Mel Campany
16:20 14 Oct 20
Jenny has been delivering outstanding first aid training to my nursery for many years now. The bridge first aid educates the staff with a blended online and in classroom learning.Jenny’s understanding a passion for teaching others these lifesaving skills really inspires each one of her learners.We highly recommend The Bridge, thank you Jenny!
Anselm Priest
Anselm Priest
09:09 06 Oct 20
Attended the 2 day mental health first aid course. Really insightful and important during this current time.Highly Recommended!
Haverhill Gateway
Haverhill Gateway
15:17 15 Jul 20
A very thoughtful, practical and enjoyable course, delivered in a friendly manner. Jenny had adapted course well to fulfill social distancing requirements.
Andy Paterson
Andy Paterson
21:16 23 Feb 20
Jenny came to Howlies today and delivered an amazing course, very enjoyable and relaxed tutoring and she instantly made the group feel welcome and want to participate.Her knowledge and resources were brilliant and she encouraged questions at any time.Very much recommend Jenny and the bridge 😊
Jodie Greenfield
Jodie Greenfield
18:23 23 Feb 20
I found this course really informative and helpful. The instructor was very friendly and down to earth. It was very practical so will be easy to make use of it in my dogwalking business.
gary alexander
gary alexander
16:45 09 Feb 20
If you want a course that will give you the confidence to act in emergency this is for you. Not only will Jenny give you the tools to deal with a first aid situation, but most importantly for everyone, the determination to try.Gary
Gillian Bradley
Gillian Bradley
22:49 16 Sep 19
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really interesting and engaging and gave us all lots to think about. I loved how relaxed and approachable Jenny was, throughout the day and how she included relevance to horses and dogs!too! All really useful and incredibly valuable information relevant to my work. A really interesting day whichI can highly recommend. Thank you so much.
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