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 One Day and Two-Day ADULT courses and YOUTH MHFA course cost £110 and £175 for each delegate.

ADULT – ONE DAY COURSE – Line Managers Course

The one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion and costs £110 per delegate (plus fees)

MHFA Champions have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

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

  • Monday 5th August
  • Thursday 5th September
  • Monday 23rd September
  • Thursday 5th December


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.

  • Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th July 2019 ***SOLD OUT***
  • Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd September 2019
  • Wednesday 18th September & Thursday 19th September 2019 ***SOLD OUT***
  • Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd October 2019
  • Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th November 2019

You can book your place on the above courses 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 2019 dates for this course are:

  • Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th September 2019
  • Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th November 2019

You can book your place on the course clicking here


We can also provide the MHFA ADULT and YOUTH Half Day courses – these are 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 next open course is on

  • Thursday 7th November 2019

We can also provide the MHFA Half Day courses in your workplace, with a minimum of 8 delegates. To discuss this in more detail please email our Training Department with any specific inquiries or requirements.