Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

2 Day

Available online


We know that 1 in 6 workers will experience depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress at any one time. According to research by Mind:

  • One in five people take a day off sick because of stress, but 90 per cent of those people give a different reason for their absence. This is often due to fear or shame.
  • One in ten people have resigned from a job due to stress and one in four people have considered resigning due to work pressure.
  • One in five people felt they couldn’t tell their boss if they were overly stressed.
  • Of the 22% of people who have a diagnosed mental health problem, less than half had actually told their boss about their diagnosis.
  • Over half of managers said they would like to do more to improve staff mental wellbeing, but they needed more training and/or guidance and 46 per cent said they would like to do more but it is not a priority in their organisation.

To help tackle these problems and boost wellbeing and productivity for people and organisations, Keystone offers Mental Health and Wellbeing training.

A 2-day course accredited by Mental Health First Aid England suitable for those who will act as workplace champions of mental health and wellbeing

The purpose of this accredited 2-day course is to give participants the knowledge and skills to identify when someone might be experiencing poor mental health, the confidence to hold a conversation with them, the knowledge to be able to signpost them to additional support and resources, and the skills to follow-up appropriately. The training is suitable for aspiring Mental Health First Aiders, Mental Health Champions, HR team, and equivalent roles.

Why go for proper MHFA England accredited training?

  • 91% of people had a better understanding of mental health after completing their MHFA England course.
  • Since MHFA England was founded in 2007, their Instructor Members like Sharon Elphick (see page X) have trained hundreds of thousands of MHFAiders.
  • All MHFA England Instructor Members like Sharon Elphick are accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health, meaning you can expect a quality assured and consistent training experience.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention.
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports.
  • Practise active listening and empathy.
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma.
  • Discuss the role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Practise self-care.


    • What is Mental Health First Aid?
    • What do we mean by mental health, poor mental health and mental ill health?
    • The mental health matrix (health to poor health and diagnosed to undiagnosed).
    • Using the ALGEE model to hold supportive mental health conversations.
    • Common mental health challenges and how to help:
      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Eating disorders
      • Psychosis
      • Substance misuse
      • Problem gambling
    • Mental health crises and how to help:
      • Panic attacks
      • Self-harm
      • Traumatic events
      • Severe psychosis
    • Recognising the signs and symptoms of suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
    • Approaching and talking with a suicidal person.
    • Further support and resources.
    • Following up with someone you have supported.
    • Personal action planning.

Enquire today.

Enquire about this course today, please note that this course will need to be designed and tailored specifically for your business, please give us as much information as you can in the below form as this will give us a much better understanding of how we can tailor the course to help you.

Interested in finding out more?

Call 0330 133 8190 or email