A-Med Training

A-Med Training

First Aid & Mental Health First Aid Training


Mental Health First Aider Course

Course Description

Delivered over two days (not required to be consecutive), this is a practical skills and awareness course aimed at managers and employees which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.


Course Content

Day one

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is Mental Health?
  • Impact of Mental Health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination 
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression 
  • Risk factors for depression 
  • Depression in the workplace 
  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health 
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression 
  • Treatment and resources for depression 
  • Self care

Day Two

  • What is anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources 
  • CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self harm
  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Treatment and resources 
  • Recovery and building resources 
  • Action planning for using MHFA 

Who is this course for?

  • Line Managers
  • HR Professionals 
  • Senior Leaders
  • Employees 

Mental Health First Aider Course

Course Summary

Duration: 2 Days (non-consecutive)
Cost: £115.00 per person
Intended for: Managers and employees

No VAT payable