Mental Health First Aid Courses

The aim of these courses is to give everyone the knowledge and confidence to recognise signs of mental health problems, encourage someone to seek the right help, and to reduce the stigma around mental illness.

MHFA is an international training programme, now being delivered in 23 countries around the world. We have a number of highly trained instructors all approved to deliver MHFA courses.

We offer MHFA courses at venues across Birmingham. Places on the two-day ADULT and YOUTH MHFA course cost £170 each delegate and places on the half-day ADULT LITE course cost £50.


The Adult Mental Health First Aid course is a 2 day course for:

  • Any adult (16+) who wishes to learn more about mental health issues
  • People who, on a personal level, are supporting those with mental health needs
  • People who, in the course of their work, are supporting those with mental health needs
  • Anybody working in the field of mental health

The course will teach you to:


  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

We’re currently hosting open courses to all members of the public on the following dates.

  • Wednesday 21st June and Thursday 22nd June 2017
  • Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September 2017
  • Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th November 2017

You can book your place on the course clicking here

We can also provide the MHFA Adult course in your workplace, for a minimum of 8 people. If you’d like to know more about this course, please email our Training Department or call us on 0121 608 8001.


As with the adult course, the YOUTH MHFA course is a two day course, but specifically designed for people who care, support and teach 8-18 year olds, specifically looking at identifying and support mental issues, within children and young adults.

We currently hosting 2 open access courses for ideal, for adults working in nurseries, schools, colleges and universities. This course is also ideal for child care practitioners or anyone whose role is primarily with children.

Our 2017 dates for this course are:


  • Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April 2017
  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th September 2017
  • Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November 2017

You can book your place on the course clicking here


The MHFA Lite course is an introductory 4 hour course which will enable you to:

  • Gain a wider understanding of some issues surrounding mental health
  • Gain a greater understanding of how mental health affects business
  • Work more effectively with people experiencing mental health problems.

Our 2017 dates for this course are

  • Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Thursday 5th October 2017

You can book your place on the course clicking here

We can also provide the MHFA Lite course in your workplace, with a minimum of 15 delegates. To discuss this in more detail please email our Training Department with any specific enquiries or requirements.