Mental Health First Aid (Adult)

About our Mental Health First Aid course

Our two-day Mental Health First Aid course will enable you to become a qualified workplace mental health first aider. Learn to spot signs of mental health problems and substance abuse.

The course examines the impact of mental ill health issues for adults. This includes stigma and discrimination, and provides resources and tools to help. The training is licensed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Wales.

Did you know? We also offer this as a partly online course. This consists of a number of e-learning modules and 2 live webinars with one of our trainers. 

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mental health first aid course who is it for

Who is it for?

Every business and organisation should be committed to supporting the well being of its workforce. This mental health first aid course is suitable for all levels. That's why there are no specific requirements on who should take this course.

mental health first aid course how is it assessed

How is it assessed?

There is no assessment involved with this training. However, our instructors will make sure that delegates are comfortable with the knowledge they have acquired.

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Delegates that complete the course successfully will be awarded a certification valid for three years

St John Ambulance Cymru mental health first aid course is one of the leading mental health training courses in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS) who are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as standard setters for first aid training in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. This course is also licensed by Mental Health First Aid Wales. They directly train, license and support instructors who deliver who deliver an MHFA course.

If an employee has poor mental health, then this has the potential to impact their relationship with colleagues and management. It will have a negative impact on the quality of their work, lower productivity, and cause them to take sick days. It could even cause an employee to leave their employment if they do not feel supported.

Employers have a legal responsibility to provide a duty of care to their employees. They must make sure that they are committed to supporting employees not just physically but also mentally. Poor mental health has the potential to be considered a disability. This means that employers may have further legal requirements to make reasonable adjustments according to relevant equality legislation. There are countless benefits to ensuring mental health at work is well looked after. For example, employers may see improved productivity, confidence, and working relationships, and a reduction in absence-related costs. Ensuring employees feel respected and well-looked after will facilitate a happier workplace environment

As a mental health workplace first aider, you will need to identify issues and share ways to seek treatment. You will provide initial support before referring them onto other professionals for further assistance if needed.

What is covered on our Mental Health First Aid course



Substance use problems

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

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