Adult Mental Health First Aid

Our two day Adult MHFA course is an internationally recognised course. After taking it, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the symptoms of mental health issues
  • Provide initial help
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help
  • This course will help senior leaders develop a whole school approach to staff well-being

The course is aimed at senior leaders or HR Leads and will help to embed a whole school approach to health and wellbeing in your schools.

MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but once you’ve completed the two day course you will be able to say you’re a Mental Health First Aider.


Training Dates & Times (2017/2018)

Date     :  25/26 April 2018
Time    :  9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue  :  Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, WA14 2NL

Training Dates & Times (2018/2019)

Option 1

Dates: 7 & 8 November 2018
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, WA14 2NL

Option 2

Dates: 20 & 21 March 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, WA14 2NL

Option 3

Dates: 15 & 16 May 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, WA14 2NL


£300.00 per person

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Course Aims

Our quality assured MHFA instructors deliver training that has been designed to fit into four manageable chunks. These are:

  • Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression
  • Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis
  • Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self harm
  • Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

In each section you’ll learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health issue
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental health issue from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues and improve staff well-being

How will I learn?

The Adult MHFA course usually takes place over two full days.

The sessions will be a mix of presentations, discussions, and group work activities. Our instructors provide a safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to.

Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult.

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Who can attend?

The course is for everyone aged 16 and upwards and you don’t need any qualifications or experience in mental health to take part.