Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aider's develop the skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health. Occupational Health and Wellbeing Services are now running courses on behalf of the organisation, with the aim of training more colleagues to be able to support the mental wellbeing of staff within the Trust.

The team is offering the opportunity for staff to complete the training during November, with confirmed dates scheduled. Dates for 2024 will be in place soon.

We are looking to hear from colleagues whom have already completed the training too, and find out if interested in becoming an Instructor Member, to deliver courses for the organisation. 

Places are limited for these courses and the training is funded at cost to the Trust. You should only express your interest in completing training following authorisation from your line manager. More information on the specific requirements can be seen in the accordions below.

We are now pleased to confirm another opportunity for you to become a Mental Health First Aider to support the mental wellbeing of your team, during the Autumn of 2023.

The course will teach you practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues and gain the confidence to step in, reassure and support a colleague in distress.

On completion you will be a certified Mental Health First Aider.

The course date available is listed below.

Each course is two full days in duration, between approximately 9am-5pm. You need to attend the full duration of both dates in order to obtain the certificate. You must obtain permission from your line manager to attend before booking a place and you will need to declare this when using the registration link.

Dates Venue Registration
15-16 November Nightingale Meeting Room, Hollins Park Hospital 


Please check back, as places may become available closer to the time

A minimum of 8 participants is required per course in order for the training to be completed successfully. If these numbers are not achieved, dates will be rescheduled.

Are you already a Mental Health First Aider? Do let the Health and Wellbeing team know and we can add your details to database.

Confirm your MHFA First Aider status here.

Are you interested in completed further training to become a MHFA Instructor Member?

You will need to already hold a MHFA First Aider qualification (completed within the last 3 years) and commit to delivering four courses per year for the organisation.

You will need to have authorisation from your manager before expressing an interest, as you will need to be released you from core duties for the following:

Year one 

  • 6.5 full days MHFA instructor training 
  • 10-15 hours additional study outside of training sessions.
  • 2.5 days per quarter (10 days per year) delivering course

Year's two and three

  • 2.5 days (10 days per year) delivering the course.

Express your interest here.

Please note that places are limited and we may need to look at a selection process, if the interest exceeds the amount of places available.