Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

MHFA Courses

MHFA England logoThe goal of MHFA is to provide practical steps for individuals to support someone who is in mental health distress and promote wellbeing. Windmill Training offers 3 MHFA course to organisations.

Adult MHFA

This course is a two-day course and is focused on supporting adult mental health and wellbeing whether at work, home or in the community. The subjects covered are Suicide and Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Psychosis.

Youth MHFA

This is also a two-day course with the focus on young people’s mental wellbeing and ideal for people who work or support people aged 8-18. The subjects covered are Depression, Anxiety, Suicide & Psychosis with further information on Eating disorders and Self-harm.

Youth MHFA Champion

This is a one-day course which is ideal for those organisations working with young people who may not have the capacity to send their staff on the two-day training but would like more staff members trained in mental health awareness. The core subjects covered are Depression, Suicide, Anxiety and Non-judgemental listening. There is also an overview of Psychosis, Eating disorders and Self-harm.

All courses come with a comprehensive manual and a certificate upon completion. There is a maximum of 16 participants per course.

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About MHFA

Mental Health First Aid started in Australia in 2000. It has now been adopted in over 25 countries with its practical application of supporting others who are in mental distress or crisis. MHFA England is a Community Interest Company that runs and develops a range of MHFA courses.

MHFA is recognised as one of the leaders in initial mental health training with Teresa May pledging funds so each state school can have a member of staff who has been on the 1 day MHFA youth course.

The aim of MHFA England, is for all organisation to have at least one MHFA First Aider to provide initial support to a colleague or customer.


The MHFA course structure

Our two-day MHFA courses can be delivered in a variety of ways to suit an organisations’ needs. They can be delivered either:

– Two consecutive days
– One day a week for two weeks
– Split into four weekly sessions

The one-day course is better delivered in one full day.

The course consists of a mixture of group work, videos and practical exercise to enhance the skills and understanding of the course content.


Is this course right for my team?

MHFA is an excellent tool for equipping staff with basic knowledge of mental health issues and practical steps of support. This is an intensive but valuable course to understand issues and promote wellbeing amongst teams and enhance self-care.

Completion of this course will cover 12 hours of Continuing Professional Development.

Further information
Costs Booking MHFA information
The cost of the course is £395 per day plus £25 per participant for the accompanying manual. Please contact us to discuss a course for your team MHFA Adult

MHFA Youth

MHFA Schools