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Mental Health First Aid: Half Day Aware – Online

The MHFA half day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health. It is designed to give you:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after their own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to offer support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue


  • Half day online Zoom course
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities online

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those looking to understand and improve their knowledge and confidence about mental health. Attendees will learn the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing in the workplace.

Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If an attendee feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.

If you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the attendee please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending. If the attendee is unsure whether mental health first aid is right for them, please encourage them to contact us to discuss their concerns.

Topics covered

• What is mental health?

• Mental Health Continuum

• Factors which affect mental health

• Stigma

• Stress and stress management

• Spotting signs of distress

• Mental health conditions

• Recovery

• Take 10 Together – starting a supportive conversation

• Supporting mental health in the workplace

• Useful statistics

• Helpful resources


On completion of the course, delegates will receive a Mental Health Aware certificate. Mental Health First Aid England issue the certificates and delegates can expect to receive their certificate one month after attending the course.

Replacement certificates can be requested by contacting MHFA England directly on