Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended an Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.


We offer half day, 1 day and 2 day courses which teach learners to spot the symptoms of mental health issues and learn the skills and the confidence to directly help others and guide people towards support. Our courses can be delivered across the UK on an in-house basis and as an open course.

“My passion lies in being able to show people how to spot early signs of a mental health illness, including warning signs of common mental health issues, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatment and other sources of supportive help.”

Adele Biddle, Mental Health First Aid Instructor for YMCA Birmingham

For further information about our courses and to enquire about an in-house course for your organisation please email