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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

mhfa england mind in salfordMind in Salford now offer Mental Health First Aid England training for individuals, businesses and organisations in Salford.  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based internationally recognised training, backed by the Royal Society for Public Health, which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and to provide initial help and support – just like physical first aiders do for people with injuries or physical ill health.

In the workplace, education setting or in day-to-day life, trained mental health first aiders can be a first port of call for anyone in mental distress and they can signpost individuals to access professional treatment and support for their recovery.

The 2 day Adult Mental Health First Aid training courses are for everyone aged 16 yrs upwards.  Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions.



− An understanding of mental health, and the factors that can affect yours or someone else's wellbeing

− 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-judgemental listening

− Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

- Raises awareness and mental health literacy

− Reduces stigma around mental ill health

− Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

− Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

  • Partnership with Mind – a high profile national charity campaigning to reduce stigma around mental health


  • Interaction with an active mental health clinician, who will deliver the training


  • A contribution to your your corporate social responsibility programme (CSR) by procuring Mental Health First Aid training leading charity.




The training can be delivered for a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 16 participants either at our training space in The Angel Centre, Salford  or on-site in your workplace.

The cost/investment per person is £300 total (as a small to medium size charity we don’t charge VAT) and includes individual resource packs including the MHFA manual.

For more information or to book on to our next Adult MHFA 2 Day training course, please contact Suzanne our Lead Trainer:    tel: 0161 212 6441


MHFA is accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health. Each participant will receive a MHFA certificate and manual to refer back to.


Contact Info

Mind in Salford
The Angel Centre
1 St. Philips Place
M3 6FA

0161 710 1070 | Registered Charity No. 1156625

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