Mental Health First Aid Training

Do you believe that everyone deserves to be heard and understood?

Break the stigma around mental health where you work and ensure no-one suffers alone.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised education and training programme, which was introduced to England by Department of Health in 2007.

Mental Health England courses are quality assured, tried and tested and underpinned by research. The Adult MHFA instructor programme is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

When you complete a course with Andy, you will become part of a community of over 350,000 people in England and 2.6 million people worldwide.

Mental Health First Aiders:

Spot the early signs of a mental health issue

Feel confident to provide initial help

Preserve life when a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others

Help mental health from getting worse

Promote recovery and good mental health

Understand the stigma that exists around mental health

What people say about Andy’s training:

‘Andy engaged the group from the outset’

‘Great MHFA trainer’

(Andy’s) ‘belief in the group yields rich resources… significantly contributing to group learning’

‘Excellent, thank you’

‘explained in easy to understand language’

‘This was a fantastic session’

‘Demonstrated comprehensive subject knowledge’

‘Practical suggestions felt useful and also there was a strong message of hope’


‘lots of group participation, backed up by your additional knowledge’

Next MHFA dates:

Adult MHFA Course:

Monday 30th October – 1330-1730
Thursday 2nd November – 1330-1730
Monday 6th November – 1330-1730
Thursday 9th November – 1330-1700

Email if you would like to book on a course as an individual or a private course for your organisation.


Adult MHFA Refresher:

Friday 19th January 2024 – 0900-1300

What people say about Andy:

‘Really encouraging and supportive’

‘Excellent, friendly, inclusive’

‘Passion for MHFA and its objectives’

‘Warmth, credibility, ease with content’

‘Really clear, friendly & accessible’

‘You remain fully connected to us all when you facilitate, it’s like you hold us in your hands – it’s lovely!’

‘Very relaxed and confident delivery with an open manner, which puts trainees at ease’

The cost of mental ill health to UK business is huge: estimates suggest between £70bn to £100bn annually (1) and the cost of ‘presenteeism’ could be higher still.

Andy is credible, approachable and empathetic, who will help you deliver these benefits where you work.

Watch the video to understand how MHFA has helped other businesses.

Andy’s profile on MHFA website.

  1. Davis SC. Annual Report of Chief Medical Officer 2013, Public Mental Health Priorities: Investing in the Evidence. Department of Health 2014. Available at 10 April 2016)