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What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. Through West Heath Outreach we offer a range of courses tailored for people who teach, work, live with and care for young people aged 8 to 18. The courses can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards. Each and every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor.

The Half Day - MHFA Aware course introductory course is designed to increase awareness of young people’s mental health and some of the issues that can affect this age group.

How will attending a Youth MHFA course help?

Research and evaluation show that taking part in an MHFA course: −

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery


We will be running this half-day MHFA Awareness course online (via Microsoft Teams) for up to 30 parents/carers on Wednesday 6th October 2021 from 9.00 – 13:00



Prior to the training we will send you a training manual. You will also receive a certificate upon completion of the course. All you’ll need, is to have a computer with internet access, a good camera, and possibly headphones for privacy.

If you would like to participate, or if you’ve any questions relating to Mental Health First Aid, please email David Perridge, Head of Staff Development and Outreach, at;

The closing date for requests to participate is Friday September 24th 2021. This will allow time for participants to be registered with Mental Health First Aid England. If there is sufficient interest, then additional courses may be scheduled.

You may also be interested in the One-Day MHFA Champions course which we will are offering to parents of West Heath students on Tuesday 16th November 2021. This course will be delivered on a face-to-face basis in school. For more details, please see the News section on school’s website. You might also want to  take a moment to explore our Outreach website at It contains information about all that we’re offering, as well as containing lots of useful information and insights that you may find both interesting and helpful.