Mental Health First Aid Course 

Mental Health First Aid training is not designed to teach you how to be a therapist, but it will teach you to recognise the most common issues people face with mental ill health and teach you how to listen, reassure and actively support those who are struggling. 

2 Days

Ofqual  regulated

Valid for 3 years

What does the course cover?

This comprehensive Mental Health First Aid course focuses on giving people the skills and knowledge to identify, understand and effectively help someone who may be experiencing mental ill health in the workplace and wider community. 


Mental Health First Aiders will be able to:

  •  Recognise signs and symptoms of many common mental health issues
  •  Direct anyone with potential mental ill health to appropriate and reliable support, both within the workplace and externally
  •  Actively listen and feel confident having open conversations about mental health with those who may be suffering
  •  Be a confident mental health advocate within the workplace
  •  Assist with policy writing and risk assessments for mental health in the workplace

Why Choose First on Scene?

Our team is fully qualified to deliver both Qualsafe Awards and Mental Health First Aid England qualifications. 

Our open courses deliver the Qualsafe Awards qualification. However, if you would like to undertake the Mental Health First Aid England qualification then please contact us directly to arrange this.

Trainers draw on their professional mental health experience to make all of our courses engaging, informative and, most importantly, memorable. This ensures that learners leave with the confidence and vital skills needed to provide support safely and effectively. 

Book a Course Today

To find a course near you, simply use our course finder at the top of the page.

Training more than 6 people? All of our Mental Health First Aid courses can be fully adapted to your specific workplace requirements to create bespoke training that perfectly matches your needs. 
To book a course today or to discuss your requirements, simply call our team on 0845 5191 999.

"I have been using First on Scene for all our First Aid training for the past 4 years. I find them efficient, reliable and professional. First on Scene are able to make the training ‘come alive’ as their trainers have years of real life experience." Hazel Archer RGN, DIP HE (OH), Occupational Health Manager at Greggs
"The feedback I get from my team is always extremely positive and the trainers manage to inject some humour into what can be a very dull subject as I always hear laughing coming from the training room! I would definitely recommend First on Scene Training as your first aid training provider!" Emma Vithlani, Mind
"First on Scene are excellent trainers of First Aid needs. The team regularly trains the First Aiders in the RSPB Northern Region and the service that they provide is second to none." Craig Hartley, Visitor Operations Manager at RSPB
"First on Scene’s training was excellent and the feedback from the clinical and admin staff was extremely positive." Maria Lawton, Practice Manager at Hall Green Surgery
"First on Scene are always very polite on the phone and extremely helpful when we have queries. I find their services very efficient with joining instructions coming minutes after putting the phone down. I would definitely recommend First on Scene and will continue to use their service for any first aid training in the future." Danielle Hunt, Learning & Development Coordinator at Leeds Building Society