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MHFA England

Each Training for Life instructor undergoes a rigorous Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training and assessment programme to obtain the skills, knowledge and confidence to guide course members on how to identify and assist individuals who need mental health support, in the workplace and beyond.

After completing the course and subsequent assessment, our instructors are then licensed to deliver MHFA training courses throughout England.

About Mental Health First Aid England

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is the only accredited instructor training organisation in England and aims to empower one in ten members of the public with mental health awareness and skills.

The MHFA England Instructor Training Programme is designed to provide members of the community from all walks of life with essential mental health first aid skills such as non-judgemental listening, the ability to spot the warning signs of mental ill health, and effective crisis response strategies.

As well as improving access to mental health support for those who are in need of it, mental health first aid training also helps us to challenge damaging stigma and promote all-round positive wellbeing.

Offering subsidised training to the NHS, organisations that support frontline workers and Black-led organisations, MHFA England is an exemplary social enterprise and reinvests its profits to provide access to high-quality metal health training. The organisation was therefore recognised on the UK Social Enterprise Roll of Honour in 2020 for its social impact supporting the nation’s mental health throughout the pandemic.

The Royal Society for Public Health has accredited MHFA England’s excellent training programme, offering particular commendation for its impressive individual gap analysis which brings all instructors up to the same standard, its thorough assessment of the trained instructor’s competency and the ongoing mentoring trainers continue to receive following course completion.

Mental Health First Aid England Training Courses with Training for Life

Training for Life offers MHFA England licenced mental health training courses tailored to support a range of different groups, from adults to children.

Our instructors combine their lived experiences with the skills they’ve developed through MHFA England’s training to deliver effective courses that are tailored to the requirements of each session.

Operating across Suffolk, Norfolk and Kent, we deliver structured courses for youth MHFA, adult MHFA and workplace and professional MHFA training.

Enrol on a Mental Health First Aid England training course today to become a qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®). Learn how to spot the signs of mental ill health, develop your interpersonal skills to engage with at-risk individuals and understand how to prevent mental health crises or offer support when they do occur.

You could be eligible for a fully funded MHFA training course place if you are able to meet our eligibility criteria, get in touch with us today to begin the process.