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Mental Health First Aider

This two day course teaches you how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. It will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.


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This two-day mental health first aid course qualifies delegates as Mental Health First Aiders. Our Mental Health First Aid Trainer, combines their lived experience with professional knowledge to deliver empowering and engaging training.

Through education we can drive down the judgement and stigma, that surrounds and support ourselves and others.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for those looking to understand and improve their knowledge about mental health and to learn the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing in the workplace.

Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a delegate feels overwhelmed, they can leave the course at any time.

Delegates must be 16 or older to attend this course.

The course covers

  • 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.

Format & style

Trainer lead sessions with a mixture of individual and group activities. There is plenty of time allocated to discuss the topics as well as time to reflect on the information shared.

Informal, friendly and safe environment to support everyone to learn and gain confidence.

Assessment & certification

  • Continuous observation by the trainer
  • Each delegate will get a Sinewave Academy / Mental Health England certificate valid for three years.


Please be aware that this course covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm.

It is essential this is considered, prior to booking anyone on to the course. If a delegate is unsure please contact us to discuss the course in more detail.

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