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How much does Mental Health First Aid training cost?

Mental Health First Aid training allows you to spot signs and symptoms of mental ill health, signpost and listen. But how much does it cost?

Published 09/06/2021
Mental Health First Aid training allows you to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, signpost effectively and listen non-judgementally.

Interestingly, it might not be too long until Mental Health First Aid becomes law as people such as Natasha Devon petition the government for a change in workplace legislation.

But how much does Mental Health First Aid training cost?

We currently deliver our courses online to companies including Netflix, the NHS, eBay and Facebook.

There are different costs for each MHFA course. Read on as we explore!

Adult MHFA: One Day Course

Currently delivered online, the Adult MHFA: One Day Course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion.

When qualified as an Adult MHFA Champion, you’ll be able to:

  • Show an understanding of common mental health issues
  • Confidently advocate for mental health awareness
  • Utilise skills to support positive personal wellbeing
  • Utilise skills to spot signs of mental ill health

The course is delivered over a mix of presentations and workshop activities. Plus group discussions will be used to guide learning. Up to 16 people can participate in each sessions, helping to ensure that the instructor keeps participants safe and supported throughout.

To find out more about our Adult MHFA: One Day Course, click here.

Adult MHFA: Two Day Course

Currently delivered online in four 2.5 hour live sessions with some additional self learning, completion of the Adult MHFA Two Day course will qualify you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Once qualified as a Mental Health First Aider, delegates can then:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of mental health and factors that can affect personal wellbeing
  • Utilise practical skills to spot the triggers and warning signs of mental ill health
  • Confidently approach, reassure, and support an individual in distress
  • Utilise enhanced interpersonal skills, such as non-judgemental listening
  • Guiding people to support, eg. the NHS, self-help information

Here’s some of what you’ll learn in the four sessions!

Session 1

You’ll explore a Mental Health First Aid action plan and why you are becoming a Mental Health First Aider. The group will then answer – “What is mental health?”

The instructor will discuss the impact of mental health issues and the discrimination and stigmas commonly associated with them. The group will then look at the characteristics and symptoms of depression.

Session 2

This session will examine suicide figures and skills that can be deployed in a suicidal crisis. We’ll also look at the relationship between drugs, alcohol and mental health.

Interpersonal skills will be enhanced by learning and practicing non-judgemental listening. First aid skills for depression will be outlined by the instructor, as well as treatments and resources for individuals experiencing depression. The concept of self-care will also be discussed.

Session 3

This session begins with a discussion around anxiety disorders. The instructor will teach first aid skills that can be used to treat anxiety. The relationship between drugs, alcohol and anxiety disorders will also be examined alongside treatments and resources for those struggling with anxiety.

Further mental health issues will be discussed during this session, including: self-harm, eating disorders, and personality disorders. Cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioural therapy will also be explored. Crisis first aid skills that can be used following a traumatic event will also be outlined to the group.

Session 4

Starting with a discussion around psychosis and the accompanying risk factors, we then move onto the relationship between alcohol, drugs, and psychosis, alongside warning signs for the development of psychosis.

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder will also be discussed.

The instructor will teach the group crisis first aid skills that can be used to treat acute psychosis. Treatments and resources for individuals experiencing psychosis will also be outlined. The session will conclude by examining action planning for using Mental Health First Aid, including recovery and building resources.

To find out more about our Adult MHFA: One Day Course, click here.

Adult MHFA: Half Day Course

The course will provide you with:

  • A definition of mental health
  • A basic understanding of the most common issues surrounding mental health
  • Guidance around how to address mental health stigma
  • Advice on maintaining your own personal wellbeing and mental health
  • Skills needed to confidently help someone in distress or experiencing mental ill health

To find out more about our Adult MHFA: One Day Course, click here.

Youth MHFA: One Day Course

After completing the Adult MHFA One Day course you’ll qualify as a Youth MHFA Champion.

Once qualified you’ll be able to:

  • Display an understanding of mental health issues and how they can affect youths
  • Utilise skills to notice signs of mental ill health in young people and signpost them towards the right support
  • Confidently advocate for mental health awareness
  • Implement skills to support positive personal wellbeing

To find out more about our Youth MHFA: One Day Course, click here. 

Youth MHFA: Two Day Course

Completion of this course will qualify you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

You’ll then be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of youth mental health and factors that can affect personal wellbeing
  • Utilise skills to notice the triggers and warning signs of mental ill health
  • Confidently approach, reassure, and support young people who may be in distress
  • Utilise interpersonal skills, including non-judgemental listening
  • Assist a young person in their recovery by guiding them to support, eg. the NHS, self-help information
  • Assist a young person with a long-term mental health issue or disability
  • Utilise skills to take care of your own mental health and wellbeing

To find out more about our Youth MHFA: Two Day Course, click here.  

Youth MHFA: Half Day Course

The Youth Half Day course aims to raise awareness of young people’s mental health over an introductory three hour session.

The course will provide you with:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues that affect young people, including anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, and psychosis
  • Skills needed to confidently support young people with a mental health issue
  • Skills needed to effectively work with young people experiencing mental health issues
  • A brief look at the course content available on the Youth MHFA: Two Day course

To find out more about our Youth MHFA: Half Day Course, click here.  

On all courses each participant who completes the course receives a certificate and manual to be kept for reference.