Mental Health First Aid England

Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday 18th September 2013 - Friday 20th September 2013, 19:00-03:00


  • 1 in 5 workers report their job to be very or extremely stressful
  • 1 in 6 workers are likely to experience anxiety, depression and stress related problems at any one time
  • These mental health issues were responsible for most UK sick days from 2001-2008
  • The 2009/10 figures estimate that the cost to UK businesses is now £30.3 billion a year – equivalent to £1,206 per employee

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course will teach someone how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • Provide help using five key skills
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Signpost someone to professional help