The educational Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively signpost someone towards the appropriate support services.
Developed in Australia in 2000, MHFA is now an internationally recognised course spanning 23 countries. In 2007, MHFA arrived in England and, under the remit of the Department of Health, it was launched as part of a national approach to improving public mental health.
In 2009 MHFA England became a Community Interest Company (CIC).
The MHFA courses are delivered by an accredited MHFA Trainer only.
All attendees of MHFA courses receive a manual and a certificate of attendance.