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Adult Mental Health First Aid

Our 2-day Mental Health First Aid training gives delegates the skills needed to spot signs of mental illness, giving them the confidence to approach and support a person who needs assistance.

Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of mental health factors that can affect wellbeing, and explore what they can do to get their colleague the right support.

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

Did you know? We also offer this course as a 'Blended' course, which consists of a number of e-learning modules and 2 live webinars with one of our trainers. 

Who is it for?

Every business and organisation should be committed to supporting the wellbeing of its workforce. This course is suitable for all levels.

Your designated mental health first aiders, such as line managers and staff reps, should be confident in talking about mental health with their colleagues. Being able to discuss mental health could help ease concerns before they escalate. 

What will you learn?

The course examines the impact of mental health issues, such as stigma and discrimination, and provides resources and tools to help. It covers the following issues:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

How is it assessed?

This course is not assessed.


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

MHFA Wales is only licensed to provide this training course for those who live and/or work in Wales. Participants from other countries who wish to become trained in MHFA will need to contact the national provider licensed to deliver in their country.

Additional resources can be found below:

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