Mental Health First Aider Training

As employers, our approach to mental health should be the same as any other health condition. Employers have a legal duty of care towards employees and should ensure they are safe and that the work environment is a safe place to be. Moreover, ACAS has released reasonable adjustments for mental health meaning Mental Health First-Aiders are an even more important part of the workplace. Mental Health First-Aiders are trained to spot the early signs of mental health issues and can signpost individuals towards an appropriate course of action or mental health practitioner. They can also be approached in confidence by other employees. 

An accredited two-day course to enable delegates to understand the factors that affect wellbeing and mental health, and gain the skills to recognise the signs of mental illness including stress and anxiety. With this knowledge and skillset, designated Mental Health First Aiders can then have discrete conversations with individuals and signpost colleagues towards appropriate support.

What you’ll learn

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice & starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Drugs & alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

At the end of the two days, delegates will achieve a First Aid Award Level 3 in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.

Who should attend:

This course is for Mental Health Champions in the workplace, which can be either a nominated employee or member of management. Many businesses nominate their general designated First Aider. The course is also beneficial for line managers and team leaders.


2 day training - £300 (+VAT) per person. Talk to us about a price for in-house courses

Next Courses:

  • Online - 28th and 29th November 2023 BOOK NOW
  • Online - 23rd and 24th January 2023 BOOK NOW 
  • Online - 26th and 27th March 2023 BOOK NOW 

Face-to-Face events take place at the HR Champions Office, 43 Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JS.

Benefits to the Business Benefits to the Delegate
Build a team of listeners who can signpost colleagues to the right support Recognise poor mental health signs in colleagues 
Pay now, save later: poor mental health costs UK businesses £1,300 per employee Feel confident in holding conversations with vulnerable colleagues in the workplace
Reduce unexplained staff absences  Know the appropriate support services available internally and externally
Avoid long-term sickness by recognising the signs of poor mental health in colleagues early Contribute to the company’s well-being culture