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Online Mental Health First Aider Course

Online Mental Health First Aider Course

This online course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix


  • This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub

  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two weeks, with self-learning activities in between. See course structure section below for more detail 

  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn 


Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Why Mental Health Training?

Did you know that stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society?

Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem this year.

There is a strong relationship between staff wellbeing and motivation and performance. Taking a positive approach to mental health at work will help your staff and your business to grow. 

Helping your employees maintain positive mental health enables them to realise their true potential, which makes coping with the pressures of life and work easier.


Our team will support you to improve health and wellbeing and reduce the impact that mental ill health has on your business.  Quality mental health training, together with a robust wellbeing strategy gives people the tools to keep themselves healthy and support others.

Mental Health First Aid training courses also help to:

  • Build employees’ confidence to have open conversations around mental health and break the stigma.

  • Encourage people to access support early when needed, for a faster recovery.

  • Empower people with a long-term mental health issue or disability to thrive at work.

  • Promote a mentally healthy environment, stopping preventable issues and allowing people to thrive and become more productive.

  • Embed a long-term positive culture across the whole organisation, where employees recognise their mental and physical health are supported as equal parts of the whole person. 

We provide training in a safe, inclusive learning environment and every Mental Health First Aid course is delivered by a qualified instructor that is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.