Mental Health Aware Training – Half Day Course

Price on request.

We’re scheduling in some dates for this course shortly. In the meantime if you have any questions please email the CHSG team at or fill out the form below to register your interest in the course.

Mental Health Aware is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health. It is designed to give delegates an a basic understanding of mental health and some common issues, as well as an introduction into looking after their own mental health.

Since January 2017, CHSG has been offering subsidised places on the Mental Health First Aid Courses, run in accordance with MHFA England. These courses have now become a permanent fixture of CHSG’s training courses.

Within the Construction Industry, Health and Wellbeing has not been a primary focus, until recently. CHSG is progressively focusing on the promotion and understanding of working and dealing with Mental Health and Wellbeing in the workplace. By subsidising these courses, CHSG is able to make their training more widely available to both members and non-members. 

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Course Information


“The first course was superb, all of the candidates really enjoyed it, learned a great deal and are keen to put into practice that which they took away from the package.”


Steve Kelly, Cappagh Browne

Course Overview

Mental Health Aware is an introductory four-hour session aimed at raising awareness of mental health. It is the perfect introductory course for the workplace, with international recognition. By the end of this course delegates will have:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common metal health issues 
  • An understanding of how to look after your own mental health
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Each and every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor. Each instructor must have attended the 7 day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

This adult course is suitable for people aged 16 and over. 

Course Content

Learning takes place through a mixture of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. Throughout this course you will cover the following topics:

  • What is mental health?
  • Factors which affect mental health (including stigma)
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Overview of common mental health diagnoses
  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together toolkit – starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Helpful statistics and resources

All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Centre opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, but this course commences at 9am and will finish at approx 5pm, unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions you receive.

Refreshments are included on all courses, but NO LUNCH is currently provided, but there are lots of lunch options within walking distance of the centre.

Please ensure you have read the joining instructions before arriving at our training centre. 

If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient free parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance.

For those using public transport, Chertsey is served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre. 

If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request.

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