Mental Health First Aid

Do you want to become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®)?

We are pleased to offer all staff working in North East London with the opportunity to become a qualified MHFAider®. 

The MHFA course qualifies you as a MHFAider®, course accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health. Course is currently only available online. Please see listings below for available dates.

This course is usually delivered over 2 full days however the online delivery is across 4 bitesize learning sessions. Completion of course qualifies you as a MHFAider®, giving you:

How is the course delivered? And what is the course structure?

Course is delivered across 2 days (or 4 bitesize sessions online across four days), and learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. Our courses are always delivered by experienced instructors. You may view the full breakdown of the course structure on the MHFA England website


When and where will the courses take place?

  • 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

  • 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


Who can attend?

The course is open to anybody over the age of 16. No background knowledge of mental health required. Funded places are available for people who work in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, City & Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest

 You will be expected to participate in the programme evaluation to help us learn assess impact of learning and improve future delivery. You will receive a copy of the 275 pages MHFA manual (left) and workbook, and a certificate will be emailed by MHFA England following attendance

What will you learn?

You will learn about a range of mental health issues: depression, suicidal crisis, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. You will learn how to:

How much does it cost?

The standard cost is £325 per person.

NOTE places are funded by North East London Health and Care Partnership and supported by the NEL Training Hub. There will be £335 charge enforced for failure to turn up or cancellations within 10 days of the course start date, this is the standard cost of this course. You can book a place if you work or study in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest

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PLEASE NOTE: The course can be emotionally draining as it addresses sensitive subject matters. If you wish to enquire about training being delivered at your workplace, please do send an email on