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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

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What is Mental Health First Aid Training?

Over 4 half days, or 2 full days, our in-house team of instructors will train individuals from your organisation to become Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders®). Individuals that can act as a point of contact for employees who are experiencing poor mental health or emotional distress.

The training will support learners to:

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to spot the signs of a colleague experiencing poor mental health
  • Be confident starting a conversation and signpost to appropriate support
  • Understand the boundaries of the role

Workshops can be held face-to-face or online via Microsoft Teams with up to a maximum of 16 learners.

How will our MHFAiders® be supported after the training?

Alongside the best evidence-based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, MHFAiders® are also provided with three-year access to ongoing learning and support through the MHFAider Support App®. The app gives learners 24/7 digital support, access to exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities, and the benefit of joining England's largest community of trained MHFAiders®.

We are determined to ensure your MHFAiders® are supported beyond the initial training and so learners will also be offered free quarterly, online peer support meetings with a trained MHFA Instructor for 1 year after their training, to ensure that they are continuously supported in their role as an MHFAider®.

Poor mental health costs UK employers up to £56 billion each year. But for every £1 spent by employers on mental health interventions, they get back £5.30 in reduced absence, presenteeism, and staff turnover.

Deloitte, 2022

How much does Mental Health First Aid Training cost?

The below costs are for organisations based within the Rutland County Council boundaries. If you are based within Leicestershire, visit Healthy Workplaces Leicestershire or if your organisation is based outside of the county, please contact us for more information.

There is no VAT chargeable for our MHFA training.

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Why do some services cost more if I am a larger organisation?

Healthy Workplaces aims to support the health and wellbeing of the working age population across Leicestershire & Rutland, acknowledging the differing sizes, structures and needs of the varying workplaces and their employees. Research suggests that SMEs (small-medium enterprises) engage less in the health and wellbeing of employees due to limited financial resources to invest in workplace health programmes.

More information about this is available on our frequently asked questions.

Book onto one of our open training courses or arrange a quick conversation to organise a cohort for your organisation.