Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is for everybody. Mental health problems especially depression, anxiety and misuse of alcohol and other drugs, are common; one in four people will experience some form of issue or difficulty with their mental health in the course of a year. There is a stigma associated with mental health problems which may hinder people from seeking help; many people are not well-informed and help is not always on hand, especially when the problem first arises.

MHFA has spread to more than 20 countries worldwide. The course is based on international MHFA Guidelines. This MHFA Wales course is a national training programme for Wales which is licensed and developed by Training in Mind.



Adult Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.


Learning Outcomes

As a participant, you will gain:

  • Improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions
  • Knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies
  • Confidence in helping individuals experiencing a mental health problem


Topics Covered

Developing Mental Health Problems

• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems

Mental Health Crises

• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours


Target audience

Everyone 18 and over; especially helpful for front line workers*


MHFA (Wales) is a 12 hour (2-day) course which is overseen by Training in Mind. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers, and consumer advocates.


  • Members: £2100 in-house training for up to 14 delegates
  • Non-members: £2800 in-house training for up to 14 delegates

Prices include 2 full days of training and a course handbook per delegate.


Adult Mental Health First Aid Refresher

We are now offering an Adult Mental Health First Aid refresher course.

The course is a 6-hour course for people who have previously completed the 12 hour Adult MHFA course within the last 3 years. The MHFA Refresher course will extend the certification or a further 3 years.

The Adult MHFA Refresher will give participants the opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills they learnt from the 12 hour Adult MHFA course. During this course participants will:

o   Gain an understanding of the latest research in mental health

o   Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal

o   Work through complex mental health first aid interactions

o   Practice mental health first aid skills

The content of each refresher course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals


  • Members: £899 in-house training for up to 14 delegates
  • Non-members: £1200 in-house training for up to 14 delegates


*Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have an appropriate level of well-being before attending.

Whilst sharing experiences can benefit the training experience participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participant. This is for the comfort for all participants.


How to book


If you would like to book this course, please get in touch with us on 029 21 057 957 or email