Mental health first aid
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Our two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

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Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • 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 further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, The Electrical Industries Charity, the NHS, or a mix

What to expect:

Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it
  • A MHFA workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • A link to EIC Workplace items – Posters, Postcards and Wallet Cards
  • EIC guide to our support tools & services leaflet
  • An official MHFA certificate to say they are a Mental Health First Aider.


  • Cost of £2,500 for the two-day course.

Day 1:

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace
  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care

Day 2:

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using Mental Health First Aider

“The trainers were friendly, approachable and made everyone feel at ease very quickly as there was a wide range of ages and experience .The objectives were very clear and they held all of the groups interest fully over the 2 days , there was a great balance of presentations, discussions and break out groups and both presenters were very aware of the audience and adapted the pace and content accordingly”
(Mental Health First Aiders Training Participant Feedback)