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 in reduced productivity, sickness absence and staff turnover but not to worry, help is at hand. Better Pathways Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) qualified instructors will support your staff through the training course and help you to pro-actively manage wellbeing within your organisation to save and cut down on these costs!

What is it:

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:

  • 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
  • Help someone who is dealing with a mental health crisis
  • 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



You can also view a range of our course dates at Eventbrite and book online using the link below:




Current Course Dates Available:

13th November 2018- Adult Half Day

19th & 20th November 2018- Adult 2-day

27th November 2018- Youth 1-day

 A full list of course dates for 2018/19 can be found here. MHFA Full course dates 18.19



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 Indepth:

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.

We are unable to accomodate for any numbers above this at our premises, so we are happy to go out to organisations  to deliver in-house training to suit the amount of people it is required for.


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



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You can download this pdf leaflet below for more info on MHFA

For more information, please download our Adult MHFA leaflet PDFYouth MHFA PDF and Adult Half-day MHFA doc below.

Adult Mental Health First Aid PDF

Youth Mental health First Aid PDF

Adult MHFA Half Day Info

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