Mental Health First Aid


We provide three levels of service - We can train your staff to become Menatal Health First Aiders, Mental Health Champions or provide Mental Health Awareness workshops.

ONLINE COURSES ARE COMING; COVID 19 UPDATE; Due to the current virus, all face to face training is being adapted to suit online delivery. Two-day and One-day MHFA England-accredited courses will be available ONLINE from June 2020

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? We can offer discounts of up to 50% against the recommended prices (Two-day Mental Health First Aid - £300, One-day Mental Health Champion - £200) for non-profit organisations and for block-bookings of 4 or more delegates - contact Paddy@paddystanleyandassociates.com for more details.

The two-day course takes place over four sessions, detailed below, which follow the Mental Health First Aid action plan. Each delegate receives a MHFA manual, a workbook and a lanyard-ready Z-card. The One-day course covers very similar subject matter, but in less depth, so we recommend organisations consider a blend of Two-day MHFA and One-day MHFA Champion courses.

Session one

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace

Session two

  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care

Session three

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm

Session four

  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA