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Mental Health First Aid Refresher

This four hour MHFA refresher course is for Mental Health First Aiders and Mental Health Champions to refresh and practice their skills and re-visit the topics explored their original course.


Just like physical first aid skills it is important to keep up to date to be effective in your role. 

The MHFA refresher course is also a great opportunity to share your experiences so far and soundboard with other Mental Health First Aiders and Mental Health Champions. 

The course is lead by one of our experienced MHFA accredited instructors and now also includes three years access to the MHFAider® support App and benefits.  

  • Two days training, you will gain skills to;
    Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports Practise active listening and empathy Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality Practise self-care
  • Everyone who completes the course gets:
    A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it​ after completing the course A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan​ A digital MHFAider® certificate Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events ​ The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England
  • What is the course structure?
    Learning takes places through a medley of group discussions, videos, workshop activities and case studies. The pace is kept light and easy to follow whilst being incredibly thought provoking.
  • What are the training options?
    In-person classroom training: We currently run in-person mental health first aid courses where individual places can be booked. The classroom format is two days training. See locations at bottom of this web page. ​ Online deliveries: Same training and certificate, delivered via live virtual classrooms- Mental health first aid online ​ Private group training: If you have six or more people to train you have the option to chose your own dates and schedule.
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Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course Structure

(4 hours training)

As with the one and two day courses, learning on the MHFA refresher course takes place through a medley of presentations, group activities, discussions and videos. 

  • Re-visit the stress container, frame of reference and the mental health continuum. 

  • Warning signs of mental ill health 

  • Mental health facts and myths 

  • Suicide warning signs 


  • First Aid for suicidal crisis

  • First Aid for a severe psychotic episode 

  • Wellness and Recovery

Mental Health First Aid Refresher Courses
Hosted on Zoom

April 29th, 13:00 - 17:00

May 21st, 13:00 - 17:00

June 28th, 09:00 - 13:00

August 13th, 13:00 - 17:00

September 26th, 09:00 - 13:00

Booking for six or more people?

Groups of six or more can also opt for private group training on your chosen dates and at the location of your choice. Contact or 01277 801 844

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