Mental Health

St John Ambulance Cymru offers a full suite of mental health courses designed specifically for the workplace because mental health at work matters, and can potentially have a big impact on business. With more than 17 million work days lost every year attributed to mental health issues, it's never been more important to instil a good understanding and awareness of mental health issues in your workplace.

When it comes to selecting a training provider for your workplace mental health courses, we are a great choice. 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. We don't require external accreditation through an Awarding Organisation. We also offer courses licensed by Mental Health First Aid Wales, who directly train, license and support instructors who deliver who deliver an MHFA course.

Start your mental health training journey with St John Ambulance Cymru today. Our dedicated Commercial Training Team is ready to assist you in identifying the right course and facilitating the booking process. Contact them at 0345 678 5646 or send an email and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

From Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to Mental Health Awareness, we offer a range of mental health courses suitable for all industries and employees. We're also proud to offer a range of mental health courses online so you can learn at your own pace. Explore our comprehensive mental health training below.

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Mental Health First Aid (Adult)

Our 2-day Mental Health First Aid training gives delegates the skills needed to spot signs of mental illness, giving them the confidence to approach and support a person who needs assistance.

Mental Health First Aid (Adult) - Blended Training

Our blended Mental Health First Aid training course is split over a series of interactive eLearning modules and 2 live, virtual training sessions with a St John Ambulance Cymru trainer.

Mental Health Awareness

This half-day course provides delegates with an awareness of mental health conditions, the triggers to be aware of, signs and symptoms, and how to help.It also advises delegates on how to stay mentally healthy at work.

Mental Health Awareness - Live Virtual Training

Delivered via Zoom this course provides delegates with an awareness of mental health conditions, the triggers to be aware of, signs and symptoms, and how to help. It also advises delegates on how to stay mentally healthy at work.

Mental Health First Aid Refresher (Adult)

This course will give delegates the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and skills gained from their previous 12 hour Adult Mental Health course.

Mental Health First Aid Refresher – Live Virtual Training (Adult)

This course is delivered via Zoom with a St John Ambulance Cymru trainer, and gives delegates the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and skills gained from their previous 12 hour Adult Mental Health course.

We also provide free community and school training. If this is something you would be interested in, then click the below link.

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If you have a group of people to train and would like a course designed specifically for your staff, call us on 03456785646 to discuss.

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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 what could be a common mental health problem, as well as symptoms associated with substance abuse. The training examines the impact of mental ill health issues for adults. This includes stigma and discrimination, and provides resources and tools to help. A delegate who joins this course will learn the practical skills needed to support someone experiencing a mental health crisis as a primary responder and contribute to an improvement in their wellbeing. Our 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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