Discover accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses near you and virtually, learn how to support someone in need, and promote positive mental health

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is brought to you by Happiful Training, a partnership between Happiful and Simpila Healthy Solutions. Since launching in 2018, we have trained more than 3,000 delegates in mental health awareness. Would you like to join this growing community?

The MHFA accredited training courses are internationally recognised, and help to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health, and provide help on a first aid basis.

The training does not teach you how to provide a diagnosis, but it will teach you how to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. We are devoted to supporting the movement towards proactive discussions around promoting positive mental health.


We are delighted to offer the following MHFA training courses

Mental Health First Aid

  • Duration: Two days
  • Format: Virtual/Face-to-face
  • Minimum delegates: Eight
  • Maximum delegates: 12

Mental Health Champion

  • Duration: One day
  • Format: Virtual/Face-to-face
  • Minimum delegates: Eight
  • Maximum delegates: 12

Mental Health First Aid Refresher

  • Duration: Four hours
  • Format: Virtual/Face-to-face
  • Minimum delegates: Eight
  • Maximum delegates: 12

Mental Health Awareness

  • Duration: Four hours
  • Format: Virtual/Face-to-face
  • Minimum delegates: 10
  • Maximum delegates: 20

Find a Mental Health First Aid course

Our Adult training courses are open for everyone aged 16 upwards. Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended the Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn and is particularly relevant for those with a line management responsibility in an organisation.

What are people saying about our MHFA courses?

  • 'Really good course. Matt’s a great trainer and passionate about the subject'Diane McMahon, London

  • 'Thank you for creating such a comfortable environment for us all to learn more about the subjects that can be quite heavy. Matt’s passion for mental health and the need for supports shines through and you really inspire me. Thank you again, Matt.'Anon, Camberley

  • 'Matt is an excellent trainer, personable, knowledgeable and patient. Great sense of humour too. I’d love to run this course – he makes it seem so accessible. Thank you.'Beverley Hills

What will you learn on a Mental Health First Aid course?

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support.