Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

MHFA Courses

Windmill Training offers 3 MHFA courses to organisations. The goal of MHFA is to provide practical steps for individuals to support someone who is in mental health distress and promote wellbeing. The aim of MHFA England is for all organisations to have at least one MHFA first aider to provide initial support.

MHFA Adult – This course is a two-day course and is focused on adult mental health and wellbeing. The subjects covered are Suicide and Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Psychosis.

MHFA Youth – 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.

MHFA Schools – This is a one-day course which is ideal for those organisations working with young people who may not have the capacity to send all of 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, Non-judgemental listening with some information on Psychosis, Eating disorders and Self-harm.

All courses come with a comprehensive manual and the five key steps of support. There is a maximum of 16 participants per course.


About MHFA

Mental Health First Aid started in Australia in 2000. It has now been adopted in over 21 countries* with its practical application of supporting others. MHFA England is a Community Interest Company that runs and develops a range of MHFA courses. To date there are six MHFA courses available. As well as the above courses also including MHFA Lite, Youth MHFA Lite & MHFA Armed forces.

MHFA is growing as one of the leaders in initial mental health training with recognition from Parliament and as far afield as The President of the United States with the First Lady Michelle Obama joining one of the USA courses.

*source: https://mhfa.com.au/cms/international-mhfa-programs


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 day.

The course consists of a mixture of group work, videos and practical exercise to enhance the skills and understanding of the course content. There needs to be a minimum of 8 participants for each course.

Great course, it has helped on both a professional and personal level 

Thank you 

YMHFA participant


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 £345 per day plus £21 per participant for the accompanying manual. Please contact us to discuss a course for your team MHFA Adult

MHFA Youth

MHFA Schools