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Mental Health First Aid – training course

Course Overview

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised, certified, training course, which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and provides help on a first aid basis.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will enable you to confidently listen, reassure and respond even in a crisis.

Participants on mental health first aid will be able to

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can impact wellbeing
  • Spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidently step in, reassure and support someone in distress
  • Understand how to maintain their personal wellbeing
  • Use enhanced interpersonal skills including non-judgmental listening
  • Help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support, including self-help resources, employer resources and/or the NHS
  • Promote a supportive, open and positive culture around mental health

Attendees say 

“It gave me some concrete tools to use when addressing mental health with my team and perspective on the number of ways I can help and support my team.”

“Fantastic trainers, particularly Janice. Interactive sessions. Great content  and discussion.”

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Is your employee mental health programme accessible to all?

  • 2 day course
  • Interactive - group activities, presentations, discussion
  • A workbook, including a helpful toolkit to support attendees own mental health
  • A manual for future reference
  • Participants will be qualified as a Mental First Aider through Mental Health First Aid England
  • Up to 16 participants
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Develop your people to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis

Mental Health First Aid

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One of the best training courses I’ve attended – really engaging trainer, who was really friendly and gave great relevant examples, to help make the leadership styles feel real.


Attendee on Leadership Styles


“Really brilliantly led, interactive and relatable.”


Attendee on Building Resilience – background and basics


I’m glad we decided to go ahead with this, the importance of investing in your team is that much greater in an increasingly remote & distributed workplace. 

Richard Gunn, COO Hyperexponential




My role as a new manager would be much harder had it not been for this course.

Attendee on Building and Leading Great Teams



The energy of Catherine was wonderful, for a course that needs people to feel motivated we couldn’t have asked for more.

Attendee on Presentation Skills



It has been great to learn as we go together and to partner with a team who really listens, is flexible and responsive to our needs, and provides us with brilliant training resources.

Verity Stroud, Learning and Development Manager at Miller Insurance Services


This course was really eye-opening for me and has helped me understand what I need to do to look after myself and therefore be a better source of support as a manager.

Attendee on Managing for Mental Health


Very interesting content and applicable in real-life situations. The trainer was excellent – knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining.

Attendee on Creative Problem Solving


Open, engaging, fluid, and informative. A nice balance of allowing our group to collaborate and share, with trainers  really serving as guides with occasional course correction.

Attendee on Leadership Styles


Structure, hints, and tips were useful. Discussions were open and the trainer was very friendly and engaging and made sure everyone participated.

Attendee on Time Management


The 1-1 coaching sessions were incredibly valuable and led to a significant increase in effectiveness at work. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul for 1-1 coaching.

- Steven Fisher Markel International

Fast-paced, interesting, relevant, and practical content. Good structure of talking and breakouts, the time flew by.

Attendee on Building Resilience



Just another thank you from me for today’s session. Went down really well and people were talking about the models and continuing the discussion throughout the afternoon.

- Fiona Andrews Partner and Head of Organisation Development, Towergate Insurance

Paul has exceptional ability to take on and manage complex and sensitive programmes with an eye to the constraints of budget. The quality of advice to the business-leaders was first-rate. I would not hesitate to work with Paul and his organisation again.

- Stephen Bates MD - Managing HR Initiatives

I value working in partnership. We have built a relationship that has led to pilots, tweaks and better results. I would recommend BiteSize Learning for their delivery and understanding of client’s needs.

- Andrea Farrell Head Organisational Development and Learning Manager, University of The Arts London

“I wanted to say a big thank you for the training you ran for us last Friday. The feedback has been universally positive, and it was certainly one of the best training sessions I’ve ever attended.. I think it gave many people some tools to be much more confident in interacting, which was exactly the aim!”

- Hannah Purves Claims Director, Markel International

“This is definitely the way forward for management training, as far as I am concerned.”

- Professor Niamh Moran Head of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland