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Home / News / Online Mental Health First Aid commences 15 September 2020

Online Mental Health First Aid commences 15 September 2020

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Published 00:00 on 20 Jul 2020

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who might be experiencing a mental health issue. Those who train in MHFA learn to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. By learning to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and develop skills and confidence to approach and support someone they learn skills to keep the individual safe and may even prevent a crisis occurring. They learn how to empower someone to access the (professional and self-help) support they might need for recovery.

Usually delivered face to face over two days the course has been adapted for online delivery during this exceptional time of COVID-19 and social distancing. The new online version of the Adult MHFA course delivers the same evidenced-based learning outcomes as the face to face course in an accessible and flexible online format. The course is structured around a blend of individual learning and live sessions, conducted online via online MHFA Englands Online Learning Hub.


It typically takes 15 hours to complete the course over 4 instructor led live modules and individual learning. Individual learning should take place prior to each of the relevant live sessions.

What will I learn on the Online Mental Health First Aid course?

  • To identify the early signs of mental ill health.
  • Confidence in starting a conversation about mental health.
  • To provide help to prevent mental ill health from getting worse, and aid quicker recovery.
  • To feel confident guiding someone towards appropriate support.

Live Session One Tuesday 15 September 09.30 – 11.15 am (pre session learning 1 hour)

Live Session Two Friday 18 September 09.30 – 11.50 am (pre session learning 2 hours)

Live Session Three Tuesday 22nd September 09.30 – 11.30 am (pre session learning 2 hours)

Live Session Four Friday 25 September 09.30 – 11.30 am (pre session learning 2 hours)


For full course overview and to book please click here


Last updated 08:27 on 14 July 2020

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