Mental Health First Aid

  • Mental health issues such as stress, depression and anxiety account for almost 70 million days off sick per year.
  • Just some of the mental health issues that commonly affect employees across businesses of all types include: depression, anxiety, panic attacks and others many of which often remain hidden until an individual requires crisis help.
  • This costs the UK economy between £70 and £100 billion per year.
  • 60% of employees say they’d feel more motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support mental health and wellbeing.


What is mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach you how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

We deliver Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training across Cheshire and Manchester. Our MHFA Instructor is approved by MHFA England to deliver Adult MHFA courses. The training is fully certified and follows the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid England (Adult) course.

Our training is open to anyone over 18 years of age including employers, professionals, service providers, carers, service users, and the general public.

Become a Mental Health First Aider – Course availability for 2020

ADULT 2 Day Course – Become a Mental Health First Aider



05 – 06th March 2020 Manchester
11 – 12th March 2020 Wilmslow
26 – 27th March 2020 Manchester
08 – 09th April 2020 Manchester
20 – 21st April 2020 Manchester
21 – 22nd May 2020 Manchester
18 – 19th June 2020 Manchester
06 – 07th July 2020 Manchester

ADULT 1 Day Course – Become a MHFA Champion



26th February 2020 Manchester
13th March 2020 Manchester
17th April 2020 Manchester
07th May 2020 Manchester
04th June 2020 Manchester
01st July 2020 Manchester

NEW Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course 

Download here for more details 

The Refresher course is a key part of MHFA England’s vision to ensure mental health is treated equally to physical health. The course will allow anyone who has successfully completed MHFA England’s Two Day or One Day courses to keep their skills up-to-date. It aims to ensure participants keep their awareness of mental health supports current; update their knowledge of mental health and what influences it; and practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan. 



21st February 2020 (AM – Refresher)  (PM – Half Day)   Wilmslow
09th March 2020 (AM – Refresher)  (PM – Half Day)   Manchester
03rd April 2020 (AM – Half Day)    (PM Refresher)   Manchester

Download our MHFA Flyer to find the right course for you

To Download our Booking Form please click here

Attendees will learn how to support and understand the following:

  • Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression
  • Depression and suicidal crisis
  • Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self harm
  • Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

In each section you’ll learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health issue
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental health issue from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues
  • Be mindful of your own wellbeing

If you are an organisation keen to have a number of Mental Health First Aiders trained, please contact for details  – Discounts available for multiple bookings

If you are interested in a group booking, for up to 20 people, please contact us via 

Download our flyer for facts and figures about mental health plus our top tips about how to start the conversation.

The course was great, so informative, and refreshing to be with people who were open with their own experiences of mental ill health.

I’ll be recommending it to everyone!

Laura Phillips   

Family Care Group

The 2 day Adult MHFA course was well executed by Katie Bancroft, the amount of new things I learnt was astounding.

It has helped broaden my outlook and skills on mental health illness so I am more able and confident to be there for others as well as being more aware of my own mental health and general wellbeing.”

I believe MHFA training should be compulsory in all workplaces and every sector         

Nicole Brecknell

“This was a thought-provoking and informative training course, which sent me away not only with high-quality resources, but also greater confidence in being able to assist, assess and advise people experiencing mental ill health.”
John Habron

Head of Music Education, Royal Northern College of Music

“Katie & Sarah managed to fit the 300 page Adult MHFA manual into a 2 day course, breaking down the overwhelming amount of information & delivering concise and relevant content. The use of their own and others real life experiences helped the participants to understand the context of dealing with crisis in adult mental health in the workplace .”
Lucy Powers

Business Development Director, Powers & Tiltman Ltd

”A very valuable and interesting course, giving great insight into the various ways and methods to offer advice and help to co-workers or friends suffering from low mental health. I gained confidence in dealing with situations which in the past I would have found difficult or avoided.”
Tim Nixon

HSE Manager, CAN Ltd.

Sound different?

That’s because we are. We aren’t just a recruitment agency or simply a HR consultancy. We are working with you onsite, or offsite to ensure that we remain assuringly dynamic and versatile. Whichever blend works best and in line with your business needs.

Contact us now for further information on how we can help you.