Mental health training courses for everyone

Our training courses equip you with knowledge and skills to better understand mental health and mental illness, and how to support people around you including your friends, family members and colleagues.
  • We are offering Adult Mental Health First Aid and its Refresher courses for individuals.
  • All of our public access training courses are delivered either in person or online.
  • At present, all in-person courses run with a maximum of 12 participants concerning everyone’s safety.

More information about the courses we offer are below. Contact us if you would like to discuss anything about the training by emailing training@restore.org.uk or by calling 01865 455 822.

If you would like to book for a group of more than 6 learners, we also provide training for companies, organisations, and community groups. Our nationally accredited mental health instructors provide a range of training for employers, human resources professionals, service providers, service users, carers, and the general public. Click here to find out more.

About Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health difficulty before professional help is obtained, similar to the First Aid in physical health. The training is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England and the MHFA global community has trained over a million people in 26 countries.

The course teaches people how to recognise the symptoms of mental ill health, how to provide the initial help and how to guide a person towards the appropriate professional help.

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of course completion. We recommend MHFAiders to keep their skills and knowledge up to date with MHFA Refresher training.

Check out the course outline for more information below ⬇

Mental health problems can affect people at any time of life in different ways. Many people suffer a mental illness for a long time before they seek help. There is widespread ignorance of mental ill health in the general population and there is the associated stigma too. For some the stigma can lead to delays in people seeking help and support. There is also a lack of confidence in what to do if someone is distressed or in a crisis situation.

Public awareness and peer support are crucial when it comes to meeting mental health needs in society. This will achieve a mentally healthy environment in the long run.

Mental Health First Aid is a response to someone who may need support with their mental health with the aim of improving mental health literacy throughout communities, with the belief that mental health crises can sometimes be avoided with early intervention.

MHFA is for anyone aged 16 or over who wants to increase their knowledge and confidence in identifying early signs of mental ill health and learn the right skills for supporting others, and not going through mental ill health at the moment. 

MHFA is particularly beneficial to you if –

– You are responsible for your staff.
– You interact with the public in your job.
– You want to improve your knowledge and understanding of mental health issues in general.

MHFA Course at Restore

Upcoming Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Courses

DatesIn-person or online?Individual datesTime of day
[FULL] 6 – 13 JulyFace-to-faceWed 6 July, Wed 13 July9.30am – 4.30pm
22 – 29 JulyFace-to-faceFri 22 July, Fri 29 July9.30am – 4.30pm
1 – 10 AugustOnlineMon 1 Aug, Wed 3 Aug, Mon 8 Aug, Wed 10 Aug9.30am – 12.15pm
7 – 16 SeptemberOnlineWed 7 Sept, Fri 9 Sept, Wed 14 Sept, Fri 16 Sept1.30pm – 4.15pm
12 – 15 SeptemberFace-to-faceMon 12 Sept, Thu 15 Sept9.30am – 4.30pm
4 – 11 OctoberFace-to-faceTue 4 Oct, Tue 11 Oct9.30am – 4.30pm

Upcoming MHFA Refresher courses

This course is aimed at people who did their MHFA training a while ago to help them keep their skills up-to-date.

DateFace-to-face or online?Time of day
Tuesday 6th SeptemberOnline9.30am – 2.00pm
Friday 9th DecemberFace-to-face9.30am – 2.00pm
In-person MHFA TrainingOnline MHFA Training
The in-person MHFA Training is two full days held at the Training Room at our Manzil Way site on Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1YH.The online MHFA version consists of four live sessions and individual learning sessions. All sessions are accessible virtually on the e-learning platform called The MHFA Hub.

If you are ready to book on to one of our MHFA training courses listed above, click on the button below which directs you to our booking form. 

We recommend that bookings are made no later than one week before the first session to allow time for enrolment and payment process (also for training materials to be dispatched for online courses).

If you are interested in the course but the above listed times aren’t suitable for you, please also complete our booking form stating your preferred dates and time. ​​We will put you on our waiting list and inform you once we have enough participants that fits with your preference.
If you would like to enquire for more information regarding the course, please fill out the enquiry form at the bottom or email us at training@restore.org.uk directly. We aim to get back to you within two working days.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course

  • £250 per person

MHFA Refresher course

  • £125 per person

Discounts may be available to eligible individuals, contact us to find out more. Course fees are subject to change.

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