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Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

Mental Health First Aid England has approved a number of instructors from Mind in West Essex to deliver the following courses (click below for full details);

Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in 23 countries, the MHFA course teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone towards the right support services. 


Course  MHFA Adult Half Day MHFA Youth MHFA


MHFA Youth  MHFA Adult
Course duration  4 hours
2 days
Member of public /School/Charity Individual £ 80 

  125 125  200 200 

Individual £

150  150 250 

School/Charity – group 12-16 £ 960 



 2400 2400 

 Business – group 12-16 £  1200  1800  1800  3000  3000
  • All prices include training manual, workbooks, hand outs and certificates.
  • For training held on Mind in West Essex premises refreshments are included, delegates/ organisations will need to provide their own lunch for all day training.

Additional Costs:

  • If course to be provided in a Mind in West Essex or purchasers own venue there will be no venue booking costs. However booking fees will be applied if we are required to find an alternative venue. 
  • Travel expenses for instructors if outside West Essex. 

Why the course?

Mental ill health can affect every single one of us. There is widespread ignorance of mental ill health in the general population and there is the associated stigma too. For some the stigma can lead to delays in people seeking help and support. There is also a lack of confidence in what to do if someone is distressed or in a crisis situation.

An amazing course – everyone should do it!

In any one year, approximately 1 in 4 British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem.

Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £26 billion, which equates to an average of over £1,000 per employee.

By learning to recognise the signs that someone may be unwell, you may be able to provide initial help, to guide a person towards appropriate professional help, and in its most powerful form, save a life by learning basic suicide intervention skills.

If you would like to find out more please call 01371 876641 or email on: [email protected].