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Mental Health First Aid Awareness - MHFA England


We might think we know what mental health is, but the spectrum is broad and affects everyone differently at various stages of life. The construction industry is especially susceptible to challenges in mental health in the workforce, which many may feel stigma around or simply not appreciate. 

There is no one-size-fits-all in mental health, but there are vital learnings, understanding, awareness and appreciation that all organisations and individuals can gain to help support themselves and others better.

This MHFA certification gives delegates an understanding of mental health and resilience, how to support someone in distress and how to look after their own mental health and maintain self-care and wellbeing. 

Course Outline

Presentations, group discussions, and workshop activities take delegates through the basics of mental health and the challenges people can face addressing it, such as stigma and resources.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates will benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally experienced and qualified trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a theoretical assessment. 

Course Programme

This course is specific to mental health in adults and aimed at anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of mental health and emotional wellbeing. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures and appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma and how to challenge it
  • Understanding and managing stress
  • Spotting signs of distress and action to take
  • Mental health conditions:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together - starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Useful statistics
  • Helpful resources
On Completion

At the end of the training, everyone who completes the course will receive:

  • A Mental Health Awareness certificate of attendance
  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A workbook with a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
Who Should Attend?

This half-day mental health first aid workshop is for anyone looking to level up their mental health and emotional wellbeing awareness to look after themselves and those around them.

Delegates will complete a range of group and individual activities throughout the course, with each session built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. Learning this way helps embed their learning and ensure they understand the practical application of that knowledge. 

Course Duration

The half-day Mental Health First Aid Awareness course certifies delegates as mental health aware. By teaching how to spot symptoms and signs of ill mental health, delegates will feel more confident approaching and supporting someone in need while keeping themselves safe.  

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

Our occupationally experienced First Aid educators have successfully trained over 25,000 delegates across the First Aid and Wellbeing training category - delivering courses at nationwide  training centres and offering the very best of training standards and quality assurance. 

We have open courses for the two-day and refresher training or dedicated programmes at our venue or yours for all three courses. Whatever you need, our training services help bring together the optimum mix of solutions to ensure you can apply the hierarchy of risk control most effectively. 

Things You Need to Know

MHFA England is the only accredited body in England, so they accredit all our mental health training to meet standards and regulations.

To become a Mental Health First Aider, you must take a two-day MHFA course. Click here for more information.

Delegates can take an online course or face-to-face. Regardless of which option they take, they will receive the same certificate.

For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending.

Popular FAQ's

Half a day.

No. You achieve this qualification by attending the session.

The certificate is valid for three years from the date of issue.

No. Anything discussed in training is done so in confidence. However, you are not forced to participate in a particular module if there are specific reasons that might affect you. Speak to your trainer or contact us if you want to discuss anything further.

We recommend within three months of your certificate expiry.

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