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Adult Mental Health First Aid

This two-day course qualifies delegates as adult mental health first aiders. Delegates will get a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect wellbeing. The course teaches delegates practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and gives them the confidence to step in and support a person who needs assistance.

This MHFA (Wales) course is a national training programme for Wales which is licensed and developed by Training in Mind.


Who is it for:

Attendees of the course should be aged over 18. This course is suitable for those who want to gain the necessary skills to have a non-judgmental conversation, recognize the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues in adults and effectively guide a person towards the right support.

What you will learn:

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?                        
  • What is depression?                                      
  • What is mental health?                                  
  • Impact of mental health issues                    
  • Stigma and discrimination                            
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Symptoms of depressionMHFA Feedback
  • Rick factors for depression
  • Suicide figures
  • Substance use
  • First aid to assist a suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgmental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care
  • 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
  • Non suicidal self-injury
  • What is a psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA

MHFA logoAssessment

This course is not assessed.


All delegates will be issued with a Adult Mental Health First Aid certificate awarded by Training In Mind.
The certificate is valid for 3 years. 


Additional resources can be found below:

Mental Health Advice

Mental Health First Aider Poster

Mental Health First Aider Sign Up Poster