MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) England Training is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill-health and feel confident enough to guide someone to appropriate support. 

Embedding MHFA training within any organisation or community also encourages people to talk more freely about mental health, reducing stigma and creating a more positive culture.

To date, the Working Well team have trained 2000+ staff in Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness.

“The course gave a very good overview of the issues. I enjoyed the relaxed teaching style with the mix of PowerPoint videos and interactive elements. The trainer was very professional and friendly”

Who’s eligible?

We’re offering a free half-day Mental Health Aware First Aid training course to individuals working in Essex. This excludes those working in Thurrock and Southend-On-Sea or an individual whose organisation has already claimed their maximum number of free places.

Mental Health Aware Course

The free half-day Mental Health Aware course is one of our most popular benefits. But what does it entail?

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • An introduction to some common mental health issues
  • Confidence to support someone who may be experiencing mental ill-health
  • Ways to look after your own mental health and support wellbeing

Other Mental Health training available

Working Well are proud to offer participating companies free access to the following additional online mental health training:

  • 45 min Lunch and Learn: What’s in your Stress Container
  • 45 min Lunch and Learn: Managing your working from home/life balance
  • 4-hour Managers Stress Awareness workshop
  • 2 hour Staff Stress Awareness LITE workshop

How do I sign-up?

To sign-up or for more details, all you need to do is email essex.workingwell@nhs.net and our team will be happy to discuss the next steps in line with the needs of your workplace.

Is it worthwhile?

Absolutely! In fact, Basildon Borough Council, one of our Working Well organisations, is actively promoting Mental Health First Aiders within their workplace. They’ve produced a short video to explain their role, how they can support staff, and in turn the value of having Mental Health First Aiders within the workplace…