Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) refresher

Maintain the CPD levels and refresh the knowledge of your Mental Health First Aid team.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England recommend that those trained in the discipline attend a refresher course to maintain their CPD levels and renew their knowledge every three years. Refresher training can also help MHFA volunteers feel confident about responding to a colleague when the need arises.

  • Keep your Mental Health First Aiders up to date with changes, so they are knowledgeable in current and appropriate reactions, responses, and support
  • Maintain their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) levels and refresh their knowledge of MHFA
  • Keep participants feeling confident, should they be called upon to provide MHFA assistance


Why train your managers?

Just as physical first aiders undertake refresher courses to keep their skills finely tuned and their reactions and responses sharp, so should Mental Health First Aiders.

What will your managers learn?

  • Updated knowledge of the factors which affect and trigger mental health
  • Mental health perceptions, misconceptions, and stigmas
  • Updated frames of reference and non judgemental conversations
  • Refreshed practice of MHFA skills and supportive conversations using ALGEE
  • Further discussion around first aid for suicidal crisis and prevention of suicidal crisis
  • Independent self-care, wellbeing and recovery

Who this course is for 

Individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid.

"Our trainer was really engaging, helpful and professional." Lara, Watford Borough Council


"The trainer was fantastic, they encouraged participation and thanked everyone for sharing also checked we were ok throughout the course. I left with much more confidence." Jess, DVSA

Duration and delivery

We can deliver these group courses face-to-face or online, to suit your needs.

Group bookings:

Online delivery:

  • Group size: 6 to 25 participants
  • Duration: Four hours (over two sessions)

Face-to-face delivery:

  • Group size: 6 to 25 participants
  • Duration: Half day

Our expert team have been delivering workplace training and consultancy to organisations from all sectors for over 75 years, helping to shape culture and inclusivity of workplaces across the UK. We specialise in helping both employers and employees to develop the knowledge, confidence and capacity to effectively support colleagues and individuals with a disability or health condition.

All our training is delivered by a team of experienced consultants, who have extensive knowledge and a practical understanding of workplace issues.