Mental Health First Aid Champion

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We are pleased to introduce a new one-day course where you can train as a Mental Health First Aid Champion.

This internationally recognised course, accredited to Mental Health England also meets HSE (Health and Safety Executive) mandatory requirements.

The Mental Health First Aid Champion course teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. It won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond even, in a crisis.

Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. 33% of the UK workforce have been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lives. It costs UK employers an estimated £33-42billion per year.

Most managers feel that employee wellbeing is their responsibility, but just 30% have taken part in mental health training.

This course representants a move forward in providing the first line of support to people and a holistic approach to mental health support.

We are offering this as both an open and closed course with a maximum of 16 delegates. The content can be adapted and tailored to meet specific industry and environmental requirements. What’s more, our course is competitively priced with the advantage of in person training.


So what will the Mental Health First Aid Champion course teach 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


Following completion of the course, the delegate will be able to:

  • Understand and recognise the hazards posed by small fires.
  • Implement the correct emergency procedure.
  • Select the appropriate extinguisher and operate it correctly.
  • Recognise unsafe practices with regard to means of escape, fire warning and fire fighting equipment.

Course Content:

The course is a one-day face to face course delivered to a maximum of 16 delegates so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

  • Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.
  • Mental Health First Aiders will have access to a range of benefits, ongoing learning, events and resources, ensuring the training doesn’t just stop when the course comes to an end.

Session 1 (am):

  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session 2 (pm):

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
  • Action 3: Give support and information
  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Action 5: Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace
  • Action planning for using MHFA

Course takeaways:

In addition to the course, Mental Health First Aiders will have access to a range of benefits, ongoing learning, events and resources, ensuring the training doesn’t just stop when the course comes to an end. Everyone who completes the course receives: 

• A certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion (Valid for 3 years)

• A manual to refer to whenever you need it (worth £20 and included in the cost of the course)

• A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

• A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health


Duration: Approximately 6.5-7 hours

Cost: Individual delegate rate @ £170 plus VAT for OPEN Courses. Please get in touch to discuss closed course options.

For individuals and small groups we hold monthly open courses. To find out about our upcoming dates please click here.

  • Duration: Full day (6-7.5)
  • Location: available at your premises or our training facilities (see venues)


"Very informative & easy to understand! Very Good.. Thank you! "

— Dental Nurse (Brundall Dental Practice) Fire Marshal Course

"As a result of attending these courses I have taught my sons that there are different ways to get out of our house in a fire situation… "

— Procurement Specialist (Norfolk County Council) Fire Marshal Course

"Serious and important training delivered in a light hearted nature meaning everyone stayed engaged throughout. Staff now feel empowered to react appropriately in an emergency situation. "

— Harrison McNaught, Maintenance Manager, Mars Food UK

"Excellent and thorough communication. would highly recommend. "

— Stock Control (Rainbow Wholefoods) Emergency First Aid at Work Course