Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

This NEW targeted mental health aspect at Healthbox CIC aims to create a health and wellbeing strategy where physical and mental health are integrated. In a recent study by Mind, it was found that “In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week”. Mental Health has become an increasingly popular subject in health and wellbeing news over the past few years, the demand for those who are trained in providing support to those who need it is ever growing.

Healthbox CIC now offer Mental Health First Aid training! Offering a two full day (9am-5pm) course at a venue of your choice, equipping candidates with the skills to assist somebody with potential mental health problems. This two day course will give you the skills to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health. Early intervention can prevent or stop a mental health problem and lead to faster recovery.

This mental health first aid course will equip you to:

  • spot early signs of a mental health problem
  • help someone recover faster
  • approach and assist somebody that may have mental ill health

Why become a mental health first aider?

“Mental health issues cost British businesses an average of £1,000 a year for every employee, researchers say. Most firms could make big savings with a few simple steps”                                (MHFA England, 2017)*

You will be provided with local service information in order to assist someone to get the right support. At the end of the course all delegates will receive their own mental health first aid manual and a certificate stating that they are now fully qualified mental health first aiders.

*(MHFA first started in 2007 and is part of a national approach to improve public mental health, this is a recognised and certified qualification)

Can I attend the training?

Anyone can complete the training, whether you are an individual, a whole team, a teacher, a parent or a group you can apply to complete the training.

*Please note, there will be a 3 hour condensed version of our Mental Health first aid training which be available later on in the year – certificate of attendance from MHFA.


“A very organised, well run and informative course. Laura spoke and addressed peoples concerns or questions very professionally”
“Very informative course” 
“The course was a real eye opener and changed my way of thinking. It has given me the skills to help others and the skills to help my own wellbeing and how to manage my own anxieties. Thank you.”
“Great venue and location. Nice size group of 13 and perfect size. Good opportunities to talk and listen.” 

“Enjoyed the course – very well delivered, with a variety of learning tools and group activities – feel much more well informed.”

“Excellent course, excellent lecturer, excellent venue. Training was enlightening, invaluable and practically empowering. So glad I came.”

“Excellent instructor, well presented and delivered. Great course to reflect/reinforce/expand knowledge of mental health. Good variety of methods of delivery – group work/case studies/videos.”

If you would be interested in finding out more about what our Mental Health First Aid training involves please email Laura at, prices available upon request.