Remote Mental Health First Aid Two Day


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This online Mental Health First Aid Course is ideal for individuals you want to become Mental Health First Aiders and will be delivered online over 4 sessions.

Mental Health First Aid Training, certified by MHFA England, is the only MHFA course properly certified by the original International Licence Holders.

Numbers on this course are limited to 16 to ensure that learners are engaged and kept safe and supported throughout the course. All learners will receive a digital copy of the MHFA Manual and a hard copy of the Workbook and Action Plan.

You can request hard copies of the manual if you would prefer.

Upon successful completion of this course, Mental Health First Aiders will become members of MHFA England for 3 years with access to the MHFAE Online Learning Hub, the CPD within, and the MHFAider Support App.

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. 

Did you know this course qualifies for a NASC Member Funding discount also?


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Course Information

Course Overview

The online Mental Health First Aid Course will qualify delegates as a Mental Health First Aider once successfully completed.

Learning takes place through a mix of presentation, group discussions, film clips and activities. The aims of Mental Health First Aid are:

  • To preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
  • Provide help to prevent poor mental health from becoming more serious
  • Promote recovery from poor mental health
  • Provide comfort to a person with poor mental health

This course is ideal for those interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aider.

The role of the Mental Health First Aider includes; encouraging early intervention, providing non-judgemental listening, signposting to other services and responding to a mental health crisis.

It is important that Mental Health First Aiders are clear on their role, the boundaries of this role and also how to promote wellbeing within their organisations.

How Does the Course Work?

The course is delivered over 4 online sessions, each being 4 hours long and the number of delegates on the course is limited to 16 to ensure that learners are engaged and kept safe and supported. 

All learners receive a digital copy of the MHFA Manual and a hard copy of the Workbook and Action Plan. You can request a hard copy of the manual if you would prefer. 

Delegates will be required to register onto the course at least 10 working days prior to the first webinar in order to receive the course materials in time for the course.

Delegates will be sent joining instructions with all the relevant links and information after signing up for the course. 

At the end of the fourth live session, once all learning requirements have been met, delegates will be asked to complete online feedback before e-certificates are issued. 

Full attendance of the live sessions is required for certification. 

It is critical that delegates register in advance of the course start date to ensure that they have the necessary resources to attend and complete the course.

What Will Delegates Receive?

By completing this course and becoming a Mental Health First Aider delegates will:

  • Become a member of Mental Health First Aid England for 3 years
  • Gain access to the Mental Health First Aid England Online Learning Hub where you can access CPD, for 3 years
  • Gain access to the Mental health First Aider Support App for 3 years
  • Have a Mental Health First Aid course manual to reference at any point
  • Have a workbook used to support your learning throughout the course
  • Have a wallet-sized Action Card with the MHFA action plan on it.

Timing Expectations

Live Sessions

Session 1: 4 hours

Session 2: 4 hours

Session 3: 4 hours 

Session 4: 4 hours 

Total time: 16 hours of instructor led training.

Session Outline

Session 1

  • Introducing Mental Health First Aid
  • The MHFAider Role
  • Self-care
  • Introduction to the ALGEE method
  • What is mental health?
  • Helpful & unhelpful language
  • Frame of reference
  • Our window on the world
  • Stress container
  • MHFA conversation 1
  • Quiz

Session 2

  • What influences mental health?
  • Inequalities in mental health
  • The Mental Health Continuum
  • What is anxiety?
  • Signs & symptoms of anxiety
  • Crisi first aid after a traumatic event
  • Active listening & empathy
  • Demonstrate helpful and unhelpful listening actions
  • What is self-harm?
  • Crisis first aid for self-harm
  • What is substance misuse
  • MHFA conversation practice
  • Quiz

Session 3

  • Applying the ALGEE method to case studies
  • What is depression?
  • Signs and symptoms of depression
  • What is suicide?
  • Crisis first aid for suicide
  • What is psychosis?
  • MHFA conversation 3
  • First aid for psychosis
  • MHFA conversation practice
  • Quiz

Session 4

  • Recovery and lived experience
  • Applying the ALGEE method to case studies
  • MHFA conversation 4
  • Boundaries in the MHFAider role
  • Case studies
  • Quiz
  • MHFA conversation practice
  • Moving forward in the MHFAider role
  • My MHFA action plan


All remote training is conducted online through Zoom. You’ll be sent joining instructions after you’ve booked and paid for your place on the course.

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