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Training For Life is unique in many ways, none more so than the fact that the organisation is not-for-profit. 

It is unusual for a commercial entity to be non-profit, as all of our profit is donated to the charity Student Life. This registered charity supports young people’s mental health across the South East of England and we are extremely proud to be associated with them.

As for us? Training for Life offers training courses under the MHFA accreditation courses across England.

Although we’re based in Ipswich, we’re able to train delegates in a variety of locations, including London, Liverpool, Newcastle and more.

Our Mission & Values

Our journey begins with our mission, which is the pillar we build upon. It declares our purpose as a company and serves as the standard against which we weigh our actions and decisions.

  • To provide bespoke training tailored to meet each clients’ needs whilst creating a learning environment that provides innovative and exciting learning experiences for all learners
  • To engage with people from all walks of life, community, partnerships, race, religion and ability
  • To empower those we meet to achieve in; skills, knowledge, qualifications and information to enhance their personal life, work life, community and family
  • Our eight core values serve as a compass for our actions and corporate behaviour

Our journey continues with our vision;

  • Leadership: Strengthening our roles as information providers and leaders with the courage to shape a better future
  • Integrity: Consistency with our company’s values and business ethics
  • Quality: Responding to our clients’ needs by listening to what they say and evolving into a better version of ourselves.
  • Professionalism: Operate based on a set of defined values that guide best practices.
  • Collaboration: Harnessing opportunities to meet, communities, collaborate and partner within our sector and beyond.
  • Innovation and Continuous Learning: Embracing innovative solutions for the enhancement of services and pursue growth, learning and advancement.
  • Hard Work: To work hard every day to make Training For Life the most respected training provider within our sector.

What is mental health first aid?

“First Aid” has common place in the workplace. Employers have a legal obligation to ‘provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.’ However, it’s little thought about that this only covers physical illness.

Approximately one in four people experience a problem with mental ill-health each year, according to Mind. With mental health services stretched beyond capacity it’s important that friends, family and colleagues know what to do if someone experiences a mental health crisis in the community.

That’s where Mental Health First Aid comes in. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is on a mission to train one in 10 people how to help other’s with mental ill-health, with the power of Mental Health First Aid.

At Training For Life, we offer mental health first aid courses to a wide range of people in a variety of ways. Check out the information on our site to read about our adult MHFA courses, or read about youth MHFA courses. If these interest you, why not see if you’re eligible for a fully funded place on one of our training courses?

Whichever course you choose; the more we can raise awareness and increase understanding, the more we can all support people to look after themselves, the better. We aim to help everyone stay well, manage their mental health and thrive.