National Qualifications

Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness

Course Aims

Need 2 Succeed in collaboration with Ian Beever Consultancy and Training are focused on supporting local organisations make a positive change to their workplaces to ensure they’re both physically and mentally safe for their workers, clients, contractors and volunteers.

2 Day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and provide help on a first aid basis. In the same way as learning physical first aid, MHFA teaches people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill-health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support. Embedding MHFA training within any organisation or community also encourages people to talk more freely about mental health, reducing stigma and creating a more positive culture.

Half Day Mental Heath Award Course: Our half-day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health. Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

If this is for you please feel free to book a place. You will be required to fill in an application form, to help us ensure you eligible for this is funded course.

Qualification Objective

The 2 Day MHFA will give you:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s well-being, including your own
  • 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-judgmental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

*The Half Day MHA will provide you with: *

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after their own mental health and maintaining well being
  • The confidence to offer support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

About the Qualification

This course is run by Ian Beever, a freelance consultant and trainer for over 15 years, working for a diverse range of voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations across the UK.

Ian is a fully qualified MHFA Trainer, certified through MHFA England and brings a great breadth of knowledge to this important and valuable area of work.

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA and MHA courses help to:

  • Raise awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduce the stigma around mental health
  • Boost knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Promote early intervention which enables recovery
  • Course Length

    Duration: 2 Day Course (9.00am – 5pm) Half Day Course (9:00 – 12:30)

    Qualification: Formal CPD Certificate from MHFA England (you must attend both days)

    Participant Age: 16+

  • Course Cost

    The investment for the programme is £300 which includes all registration, certification and administration fees.

    You will need to complete and enrolment form and initial assessment to comply and one of our advisers will help you do this.

  • Eligibility

    Who should go on an MHFA & MHA course?

    Courses are open to all but as an organisation, you might want to consider the following when deciding which employees should attend the training:

    • Do they have a desire to learn more about mental health and support others if required to do so?
    • Will they be provided with the required time and support to attend the training and fulfil their role once trained?
    • Do they have line management responsibilities which could benefit from the training?


Course Fees

*Funding Available (Adult Education) subject to conditions

Course Duration

2 Day Mental Health First Aid
Half Day Mental Health Awareness

Course Delivery

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