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Mental Health

First Aider

(distance learning)

"A fabulous course!"

Pippa Commander,


This course is for individuals.  Looking for a course for a group?

Format - Distance Learning

This course is only available as Distance Learning.

  • High quality, interactive eLearning based course
  • Works on any device
  • Study at a time, place and pace to suit you
  • Accompanied by a comprehensive eBook
  • Tutor support throughout
  • Online practice questions prior to assessment
  • Friendly professional discussion assessment via Zoom
  • Find out more about our Mental Health eLearning


This distance learning course is delivered entirely on-line through a blend of eLearning, eBook, guided study, tutor support and professional discussion. The course is focussed on developing the knowledge, skills and confidence required to recognise and safely support someone who may be struggling with their mental health. Learners will also discover ways to build their own mental resilience, as well as ways to contribute to a mentally healthier environment where everyone can thrive. On successful completion, learners will be qualified as 'Mental Health First Aiders', sometimes also referred to as 'Mental Health Champions' or 'Mental Health Advocates'.


This course will cover...

Core Aim 1 - Understanding Mental Health

  • Well-being and mental health

  • Risk factors and prevalence

  • Impact on people

  • Stigma

  • Substance use and mental health

  • The Mental Health Continuum

Core Aim 2 - Providing Early Support

  • Recognition - Amplification and changes

  • Stress and resilience

  • Anxiety - inc. GAD, Panic Attacks and PTSD

  • Depression - inc. Post-natal and SADS

  • Eating Disorders - inc. Anorexia and Bulimia

  • Self Harm and Suicide

  • Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

  • Starting a safe and supportive conversation

  • Signposting to professional help

  • Encouraging appropriate self-help strategies

Core Aim 3 - Developing a Positive MH Culture

  • Destroying stigma

  • Individual actions

  • Ideas for organisational changes

Qualification - Level 2 Award

This course leads to the... FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Price - £195

This course costs £195. This includes:

  • Interactive eLearning package (1 year access)
  • Comprehensive eBook (3 years access)
  • Responsive tutor support throughout
  • Professional discussion assessment via Zoom
As soon as your payment has been received you will be enrolled onto your course.

Duration - 6 hours

This course requires a minimum of 6 hours learning.

Certification - 3 years

Learners who successfully complete the course will be awarded an eCertificate, valid for 3 years.

Individual study

This course is for individual study. If you require training for a group, please have a look at our... Mental Health First Aider (1 day group course) Mental Health First Aid at Work (2 day group course)

Pre-requisites - 18 years old

Learners must be at least 18 years old at the start of the course.

Reviews - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This course gets great feedback from learners, such as... "The course was very well structured even for those with no prior knowledge. The flexibility of the online format was perfect as it allowed me to take it at my own pace and fit it around my other commitments. The course materials were wide-ranging and the book provided is very useful. Thank you for making the assessment relaxed and supportive - I actually enjoyed it! I learnt so much and feel much more confident about being a mental health first aider. A fabulous course!" Pippa Commander, Teacher

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