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Mental Health First Aid Refresher - MHFA England


MHFA England qualified Mental Health First Aiders have skills for life that support themselves and the people around them, in and out of work. Mental health goes hand-in-hand with physical health – and just like physical first aid, employers and first aiders need to keep their Mental Health First Aid training up to date.  

This MHFA refresher certification delivers the most recent mental health and resilience training, handling workplace situations effectively and sensitively. They will update their knowledge of mental health, its challenges, and the stigma it faces. In addition, the training will take delegates through practice applying the Mental First Aid action plan and review how to flag issues and have productive, legal, and positive conversations with workers signed off work for mental health-related problems.

Course Outline

Theory-based exercises and tutorials take delegates through a refresher session of the procedures and legislation in Mental Health First Aid. 

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. They must pass the examination to renew their MHFA certificate, confirming they are an accredited Mental Health First Aider. 

Course Programme

This course is specific to mental health in adults and aimed at Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions, renewing their qualifications at the three-year expiry. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures and appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

  • Discussion about mental health
  • Stress and factors that affect mental health
  • Mental health continuum, challenges and stigma
  • A frame of reference and non-judgement
  • Practice a supportive conversation using ALGEE
  • Warning signs of mental ill health
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and first aid for suicidal crisis
  • Psychosis and first aid for severe psychotic episodes
  • Mental health conditions
  • Practising MHFA skills
  • Self-care, wellbeing and recovery
  • Accessing valuable resources for themselves and recommending them to others

Delegates will receive a workbook and MHFA manual for future reference, and certificates will be awarded upon course completion.

On Completion

At the end of the refresher training, delegates will have up-to-date knowledge in:  

  • Mental health, influences, challenges and stigma
  • Recognising the main signs of mental ill-health
  • Providing initial help - first steps towards longer-term aid
  • Guiding someone towards appropriate professional help
  • How to be mindful of their own wellbeing

All delegates will receive a comprehensive MHFA textbook and a renewed MHFA certificate confirming they are accredited Mental Health First Aiders. 

Who Should Attend?

This course is specific to mental health in adults and aimed at Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions, renewing their qualifications at the three-year expiry. At the end of the course, delegates will re-qualify as Mental Health First Aiders.

Delegates will complete a range of group and individual activities throughout the course, reviewing the 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 Refresher course requalifies you as Mental Health First Aider. By updating their knowledge of 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.

This course is only available to people who have completed an Adult Mental Health First Aider, MHFA Champion, or Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider course.

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

For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training. 

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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