Training Events:

Mental health first aid

Mental health first aid

  • Date: 20-02-2020
  • Venue: Solaris Centre

Target audience

This course is aimed at practitioners who work within the Adult workforce within universal services, or work within specialist services which sits under statutory intervention.

This course is Adult specific, not a child focused course, if you require the child focused course, please click here.


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. In the same way as learning physical first aid, MHFA teaches people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support. Embedding MHFA training within any organisation or community also encourages people to talk more freely about mental health, reducing stigma and creating a more positive culture.




Booking link

20/02/2020 & 21/02/2020

8:45am - 17:00pm

Solaris Centre, New South Promenade, Blackpool, FY4 1RW

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training participants will have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect 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 further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.

Course Content

  • Group activities.
  • Presentations and discussions.
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it.
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health.