Mental Health Training for your workplace

Developed & approved by MHFA England.

Classroom-based or LIVE online training available.

Our mission is simple, we create superheroes on standby! We are working with MHFA England to help turn 1 in 10 people in the UK into Mental Health Heroes.

We all have mental health just like we have physical health, and it’s equally important to train staff in Mental Health First Aid skills.

Poor mental health costs UK employers up to £45 billion each year. But, the good news is, for every £1 spent by employers on mental health interventions, they get back £5 in reduced absence, presenteeism, and staff turnover (Deloitte, 2020).

We are here to support you in managing staff health and wellbeing.

Our Mental Health Training courses will minimise the impact of mental ill-health in your workplace. We guarantee that everyone who trains with us will leave as confident Mental Health First Aiders.

We have three options available in our Mental Health Training to help you find the right course for your workplace. Our courses are available as classroom-based or online (live training with an instructor).

We are adapting all our courses to make them safe for you and our staff during the Coronavirus outbreak. We have limited the number of delegates to 9 for our classroom-based courses. To see the latest Covid-19 updates click here.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Our Adult MHFA course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

We recommend a ratio of 1:10 Mental Health First Aiders in the workplace alongside Mental Health Awareness training for the whole team.

Just like physical first aid, MHFA training is focused on an action plan that aims to preserve life, prevent further harm, and promote recovery.

    Course length

    Online Timings: a total of 8.5 hours of live instructor-led training sessions (split into 4 sessions) and a total of 6.5 hours of self-learning. Find out how this course works online here

    Classroom-based Timings: 2 days 09:30-16:30 at our place or yours. More on this course


    We offer this course at our place, your place, or online. Our prices start from £96 per person.

    Mental Health Awareness

    This course helps raise awareness of mental health in the workplace. It will help you:

    • Understand what mental health is and how you can help change stigma
    • Understand some common mental health issues
    • To consider your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
    • Have the confidence to start conversations about mental health and help someone who is in emotional distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
    Course length

    Online Timings: 2x 2 hour live sessions.

    Classroom-based Timings: half-day (4 hours) at our place or yours.


    Online-based –  £520 for up to 12 people.

    Classroom-based at your place:

    -£650 for up to 25 people. £756 within the M25 or at weekends

    Our pricing structure is transparent. There are no hidden costs such as certification or mileage. Prices exclusive of VAT

    Mental Health Awareness Talks

    If you’re just starting out with your plans to improve staff wellbeing and mental health sometimes an introductory talk to your team is a great place to start. Or, if you’re looking for an awareness talk to compliment an event at your workplace we can help you! Our talks are usually two hours and we cover a range of topics such as:

    • Mental Health in the workplace
    • First aid for depression
    • Diagnosable Mental Health Conditions
    • Stress management
    • How to start a conversation about Mental Health

    Online-based £260 for up to 25 people

    Classroom-based at your place:

    -£360 up to 25 people. £466 within the M25 or at weekends

    Our pricing structure is transparent. There are no hidden costs such as certification or mileage. Prices exclusive of VAT

    Please note our Mental Health talks are certified by us, Skillbase First Aid, and delivered by a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

    A Mental Health First Aider’s Story

    “How to summarise the last couple of days? I have been on a journey of huge proportions. Gaining insight to the deepest parts of some ‘regular’ and ‘ordinary’ people; expanding my knowledge and avid interest in the subject of mental health; expressing myself in an incredibly candid and cathartic manner… I wholeheartedly underestimated the impact the Mental Health First Aid course could have on me. My faith in humanity, and the generosity in spirit of strangers, has taken a leap of restoration. I could not be more moved or grateful. And I implore anyone and everyone to take advantage of this life changing journey to enlightenment, courtesy of SkillBase First Aid.”

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    Lauren Rose, MH First Aider

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    We're on a mission to fill the UK with superheroes-on-standby. First Aiders trained in a way that gives them confidence, not just competence.

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