Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Training

Why Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Training?


Mental ill-health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.  Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest causes of sickness absence in the UK.  Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training helps to create a safe, healthy workplace where employees' mental health and physical health are valued equally. ​​

Benefits of training


Training equips people with the tools to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions. It encourages staff to care for their own mental health and that of their colleagues and access timely professional support and resources.  Training also reduces stigma and absenteeism and increases productivity.

Independent research and evaluation show that Mental Health First Aid England courses:

  • raise awareness and mental health literacy

  • reduce stigma around mental ill-health

  • boost knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

  • encourage people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue

  • promote early intervention which enables recovery

Four training options

There are four training options to suit different timescales and budgets, from basic mental health awareness sessions to a full Mental Health First Aider qualification.

Adult MHFA England 2 Day Mental Health First Aid

Adult MHFA England 1 Day Champions

Adult MHFA England Half Day Aware

MHFA Refresher


Sessions are designed to benefit employees, line managers, HR professionals, OH professionals and senior leaders alike. MHFA training is evidence-based and taught in over 25 countries across all sectors. 


Training is delivered through open and in-house courses.   Open courses are held in Croydon, South London and London Bridge, central London at the following locations: 

Sussex Innovation Centre

12-16 Addiscombe Road

Croydon.  CRO 0XT

(opposite East Croydon Station)

The Psychosynthesis Trust
92-94 Tooley Street
London SE1 2TH

(a few minutes' walk from London Bridge Stations)

New dates to be added shortly.