Adult MHFA Refresher 1/2-Day Course

          Also available as an online course


Adult MHFA 1/2-day Refresher Course

Our Adult MHFA 1/2 day Refresher Course is for anyone who have previously completed either the Adult 2-day or MHFA Champions course and wants to update or refresh their skills. At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate from MHFA England confirming their skills have been refreshed and are valid for a further 3 years. Whilst available to individuals, it is an ideal way for companies and organisations to provide centralised training for their trained MHF Aiders and MHFA Champions .  


The 1/2 Day MHFA  Course will enable or participants to:


The course consists of the following content:


                About MH

                Stress and factors which influence MH

                MH Continuum and stigma

                Frame of Reference and non-judgement

                Reintroducing ALGEE

                Warning signs of mental ill health

                Depression and Anxiety

                Suicide and first aid for suicidal crisis

                Psychosis and first aid for severe psychotic episodes

                More MH conditions

                Case studies

                Self-care, wellbeing and recovery.            


You will receive a MHFA Refresher Manual/workbook for use during the course and on completion a certificate.


How will I learn?

The Adult MHFA Refresher Course  lasts 4 hours. The session will be a mix of presentation, group interaction and a few aces studies. Our trainers provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. 


Due to some of the nature and sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 25 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some bits particularly difficult.


How do I book on a course?

Current planned course dates are shown here. For enquiries about course cost or to register your interest in attending a course or about organising a course for your company or organisation in the future please contact us here. This will send an email to our administration office who will get in touch with you.  


Please do not book any travel or accommodation until you have received an email from us confirming you have been allocated a place on a course.


18 May 22 online MHFA Refresher Course

Steve was very knowledgable in the area and covered a lot of subjects in a short space of time (4 hours). I really enjoyed the course. 

Steve Metcalf is an excellent trainer, delivers the course really well and keeps the content understandable and engaging. 

Well balanced and well very presented course. Certainly refreshed all the past learnings. Loved the practical exercises done and made the course very interactive. Steve is absolutely wonderful and flawless at his delivery as well as keeping the participants engaged. Thank you so much.

Steve was as brilliant in the refresher course as he was when I did my 2-day course with him just before the pandemic. He offers great insight and has a wealth of knowledge around MHFA and puts everyone at ease and created a safe space to ask questions and share thoughts. This course is done well and I would highly recommend it to others. I loved it!

I really enjoyed the course again, the refresher was much needed and Steve was amazing as usual.

3 Aug21

A good overall refresher- well adapted to be done virtually and knowledgeable instructor

Steve was brilliant at keeping me engaged. I have really struggled with online courses like this but Steve was really engaging and interesting.

Steve knows the topic well and is a very knowledgeable lead. 

Very good to refresh particularly on crisis situations - thank you.

Very useful and helpful.

2 Jun 21

I thought the course was great and getting breaks from the screen was really appreciated. Steve was good at getting information from us especially at first when everyone is reluctant to say anything.

Thanks again for yesterday, I found the course really interesting and a good refresh from the 2 day session. 

Course papers were very prompt in arriving and Steve was quick to answer my question. I am so pleased to hear MH First Aid is to become a legal requirement.

Thanks Steve. It was a  great course!

4 Nov 19

It's been very informative, trainer keeps the group talking and alert.

I found the course really interesting and useful. The Refresher training has help me fell more confident if issues arise in work. 

Really valuable and interesting course.

Very useful, give you a lot of confidence in your role as a MHF Aider.

I think everyone should go through at least an awareness course.

Beneficial and a great course.

Excellent presentation, clear and concise.

Exactly what we needed - tailored to the most appropriate level.

Excellent throughout, excellent Refresher manual.

Really good to take time out for this and bring up the agenda. Important in context to efficiencies for business and life generally.