Mental Health First Aid
(MHFA) Training Courses

1 in 3 people will experience Mental ill-health.

NOW is the time to get trained in Mental Health First Aid!



Mental ill-health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year, but not to worry, help is at hand. We deliver MHFA training courses to help you pro-actively manage wellbeing in your organisation and cut down on these costs!



You can also book courses by emailing our trainers (More details at bottom of page)

About MHFA:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised course, recommended by business in the community here in the UK.

It is designed to give an understanding of mental ill-health, how to spot the signs and symptoms and how to provide help on a first aid basis guiding someone towards professional support.

Alongwith developing mental health awareness, you will be taught a set of skills to offer guidance and support to someone experiencing a mental health related crisis.

At Better Pathways, we recognise the importance of this course and are delivering them to anyone aged 16+.


On the 2-day courses you will learn how to:

  • Help someone who is experiencing a mental health related crisis

  • Encourage them to access support when it’s needed, for a faster recovery

  • Empower people with long term mental health issues to thrive at work

  • Build a supportive culture around mental health which will reduce sickness absence, staff turnover & stigma

  • Guide someone towards proper professional help


Email the team who are happy to help with all enquiries at –


Speak to one of our friendly instructors:

Emma Heys 07458 015940

Kay Higgins 07458 015942


How to book online:

View a range of our course dates and book online using the link below:


Book onto our Adult 2-day course on Monday 22nd July 2019 today. Limited spaces available at a subsidised cost!


Upcoming Course Dates Available:

22nd & 23rd July 2019 – Adult 2-day

2nd & 3rd September 2019 – Adult 2-day

5th & 6th September 2019 – Youth 2-day

30th September & 1st October 2019 – Adult 2-day


Click on link below for full list of course dates:

MHFA Training Dates 2019


Meet the Trainers!

Emma Heys
Emma Heys
Multi-Functional Trainer and Mental Health First Aid Instructor for Adult & Youth
My background is in teaching and safeguarding vunerable adults for the past 8 years. During this time, I have seen first-hand how poor mental health can cause people to experience stigma and discrimination. My aim is to create more awareness and understanding, so people can access support. The MHFA training increased my professional and personal development in mental health, so I chose to specialize in it. Since then I have taught people from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries.
Kay Higgins
Kay Higgins
Multi-Functional Trainer and Mental Health First Aid Instructor for Adult & Youth
I am a qualified tutor/trainer with 10+ years experience in educational and corporate settings. My passion has always been in the field on mental health, both teaching and supporting people from diverse backgrounds. My aim is to raise awareness, understanding and increase knowledge when supporting a person experiencing poor mental health and aid recovery. The use of engaging teaching styles combined with my professional and personal lived in experiences enables me to offer the training courses in a way that is accessible to all individuals.



2-day course price is £175pp + VAT – (MHFA England have a RRP £300+VAT pp however as a mental health charity we subsidise this rate and offer the training at a cost of £175+VAT pp).


Half day course price is £95pp + VAT-  (MHFA England have a RRP £125+VAT pp however as a mental health charity we subsidise this rate and offer the training at a cost of £95+VAT pp).


Youth  1-day course is now available at a cost of £109pp + VAT (MHFA England have a RRP £200+vat pp, however as a mental health charity we subsidise this rate and offer the training at a cost of £109+ VATpp). 


What you will get:

On completion of each course, you will receive a certificate from MHFA England.

All our MHFA courses are recognised and accredited but participants will be required to complete either or both of the two day course to gain the accreditation of Mental Health First Aider. You will also be given  learning resources including a workbook, MHFA manual, Z card and lanyard.


Course In depth:

Two Day Adult & Youth:

The 2 day courses come with a manual and workbook to support attendees during the session and after. It is an in depth understanding into what is mental health, coping with stress and stigma along with different sections including depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide.

One day Youth Champion:

This course provides teachers and frontline professionals working with young people aged 8 to 18years, the skills and confidence to spot common signs and triggers of mental health issues as well as knowledge to help over a range of mental health topics including depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders and more.

Half day Adult:

This is a 4 hour session which covers a brief overview of many elements of the full two day training, but with a focus on spotting the early warning signs of mental illness, coping with stress and the stigma around mental health and poor mental wellbeing. This provides a guide to support someone during a conversation surrounding their mental health and wellbeing.


Where the training happens:

The main site for our training takes place at our head office in Central Birmingham, Digbeth, (walking distance from New Street Station) for groups of up to 16 people.


Bespoke Packages:

We are able to adapt courses to meet your individual organisation requirments. If you want to focus on a particular area we can adapt the training for you.

This bespoke package allows you to hold the course at a time, date and place that best suits your needs, anywhere in England. We aim to meet your requests, to make it easy as possible for you. Get in touch today.

*Additional travel costs apply


Testimonials from attendees in 2018-2019:

We love the feedback we recieve from the attendees and it is important to see the benefit and positive impact it has. Here are some of the great comments to share with you!

“Kay and Emma are brilliant at keeping people engaged and constantly participating, they bounce well off each other. I wish the course was longer so that we could go into more detail as I found it extremely enjoyable and interesting.”


“Excellent delivery, informative, accomodating and one of the two best course facilitators I have ever come across.”


“An excellent course delivered with kindness, enthusiasm and sensitivity. Thank you.”

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