2 day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course
Monday 27th January & Thursday 30th January 2020
ForrestHR and West Kent Mind have joined forces to deliver this market-leading training to help business owners get the best out of their employees.

Course background:

MHFA training courses were first developed in Australia in 2000.


In the years since, it has evolved into a global movement with licensed programmes in 24 countries and counting. Over two million people have been trained in MHFA skills worldwide.


MHFA came to England in 2007 and was launched under the Department of Health: National Institute of Mental Health in England (NIMHE) as part of a national approach to improving public mental health.


Key learning outcomes from attending the MHFA course:

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy

  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health

  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

Two day course content:

The two day practical and skills based course for adults (16+) to gain the confidence and skills to become and qualified and certificated Mental Health Fist Aider, enabling:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

Course Dates:

The course consists of 2 full days:

  • Monday 27th January 2020

  • Thursday 30th January 2020


The training will take place at The Mercure Hotel in Tunbridge Wells.


Course costs:

£225.00 for the full 2 days, to include lunch and refreshments on both days.


There are limited spaces so reserve your place/s now to avoid disappointment.


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