Adult 2-Day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course
What will I learn?
Our Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is split up into four sessions. These are:
Mental Health First Aid, mental health and depression
Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis
Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm
Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
In each section you’ll learn how to:
Spot the early signs of a mental health problem.
Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem.
Provide help on a first aid basis.
Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others.
Help stop a mental illness from getting worse.
Help someone recover faster.
Guide someone towards the right support.
Reduce the stigma of mental health problems.
How will I learn?
The Adult MHFA course usually takes place over two full days. However, the delivery of this course is very flexible and may be delivered over a number of sessions.
The sessions will be a mix of presentations, group discussions and group work activities. Our trainers provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don’t, we won’t make you do something you aren’t comfortable with. Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our course, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some bits particularly difficult.
You will receive a Adult MHFA reference manual and workbook that you can take away with you at the end of the course and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England to say that you are now a Mental Health First Aider.
Who can attend?
The course is simply for everyone. All we ask is for you to be above 16 yrs of age.This is due to some of the content being quite sensitive and can be upsetting to some. We want to ensure that we create a safe and suitable learning environment for all our attendees.
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 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.
9-10 Mar 20
Great course and instructor, a lot to take in but enjoyable.
This course was extremely interesting and gave me a much better understanding of how best to deal with MH issues. Steve was very engaging.
This training should be done more often in units/companies and more people at work should do this training.
Very well delivered, flawless. Very helpful that the instructor is passionate and knowledgeable about the subject.
Good overall education about the stigma surrounding MH, everything was very informative.
Very good materials and slides. Very engaging and knowledgeable instructor.
I would not of thought I would have got so much out of this course, really useful and inspiring. Thank you Steve.
I would recommend and encourage more people managers attend this course. As a manager, I have dealt with some very difficult situations and this course would have helped me.
5-6 Mar 20
This was a very informative course and I feel that all staff should have an input in relation to MHFA.
Really good course. Excellent instructor, really good with personal stories. Interactive, good use of visual videos to better my understanding of MH, safe space to share personal stories.
Packed course with the right level and variety of slides, workbook and group activities.
Fantastic course, Steve was really interesting to listen to on what is a tough subject to cover. I think all staff should attend this.
Excellent level including real life experiences. Built confidence within the group to allow sharing of personal experiences.
Very good, very informative, thank you.
Extremely good and informative course with the trainer very knowledgeable. The material associated with the course is an extremely useful resource document. Thank you.
Good thought provoking course, delivered in an interesting way.
Really enjoyed the course, it balanced difficult subjects with easy understand and relatable tolls to help people with MH issues. Steve's delivery was on the money - informative, friendly, funny and real.
Feel a lot more confident to use the training/knowledge and techniques taught in work, home and friend situations. Thank you
Full of useful information, very informative, lots to take away and process.
Excellent instructor, well delivered. Instructor demonstrated significant knowledge of subject matter. I sill have a lot to learn/enforce by way of reading.
2-3 Mar 20
Attending this course has given me a much greater understanding of MH and howe best to support people.
Very knowledgeable instructor. Very good and informative course, which has given me more knowledge and confidence.
good interactive learning exercises, good course material and very knowledgeable instructor.
Really good course, thank you Steve.
Very good that it was emphasised that the skills (ALGEE) are applicable to your personal life as much as your work life. I didn't know I'd become an accredited MHF Aider. This would be a good incentive for people to sign up for this course.
Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days, thanks.
The video clips were varied and helped secure learning. Really valuable course, fascinating content.
Good course, lot to take in, in 2 days.
Really good course. Full of content and very worthwhile. Instructor very knowledgeable.
24-25 Feb 20
The course was great! It has taught me a lot about MH that I need for my work and my general knowledge.
The course has increased my knowledge and understanding of how to support others with a mental health issue.
I found it very informative. I feel more confident now and I did enjoy the training
Excellent course. Helpful, practical and informative.
Very useful knowledge in my work and family life.
I enjoyed the course, it was very informative.
Great two days!
19-20 Feb 20
Excellent course, very disciplined and structured facilitation.
The course was an eye opener and enjoyable. Very good venue. The trainer (Steve Metcalf) was fantastic, would go as far as saying, the best instructor of any course I have ever sat.
Insightful and very well delivered and explained.
Very competent and knowledgeable instructor. Course content extensive and reading materials very informative.
The course was hugely beneficial and delivered extremely well! I would highly recommend to everyone.
Great delivery set at the right level. Very informative.
I really enjoyed the two days.
The course was comfortably paced and very informative.
Steve was very professional, understanding and good at relating to things that have happened. Steve also involved everyone in the course. My understanding has risen a lot from it all, thank you.
Very good and very, very insightful and helpful. Thumbs up!
Good delivery, fantastic accompanying resources.
21-22 Jan 20
The course reinforced my knowledge of mental health and added value to the work that I do every day. I encourage everyone to do this course.
Really insightful and informative course. Steve was an excellent instructor, using a variety of materials and methods to engage the attendees. I have learned a lot in these two days.
I have a better understanding now as the course was delivered in an extremely positive, well constructed way. For me took away some of the pre conceived ideas around mental health. Would certainly recommend people to attend to loose the stigma around mental health.
Instructor's delivery was excellent and to a very high standard. He explained things very well and was thorough when explaining ALGEE and CPR.
The instructor kept the group engaged throughout the course and was very informative.
Excellent variety between exercise, powerpoint and videos. Delighted I attended and will encourage more people to attend.
Very good course, lots of good insight.
26-27 Nov 19
The instructor was excellent - knowledgeable with a good dynamic style.
There has been a huge increase in my confidence in how best to support others with mental health issues
As a result of this training I am less likely to judge people with mental health issues.
Very useful course.
Having completed this course, I am more likely to consider mental health and mental ill health a normal part of everyday life.
Good mix of audience participation. Great teaching considering the difficult topics.
Really useful, many thanks.
This course has challenged my perceptions of MH
Very good 2 days, really enjoyed it. Thank you.
21-22 Nov 19
Content very well delivered. Very confident and concise answers to questions. Excellent location and venue.
Excellent coverage of information. Engaging and clearly knowledgeable instructor.
Very coherent and managed what can be a taboo and difficult subject to talk about uplifting and interesting.
The presentation and facilitation was excellent. The content very powerful and thought provoking.
Very good, will recommend it.
Very detailed in a concise way. Great use of learning tools throughout. A comfortable, non-judgemental environment created.
Excellent course - Thank you.
A cracking courser. More people should do this. A very good delivery by the instructor. One of the best courses I have been on for a long time.
This course has been a real eye opener and changed my mindset around MH. Steve delivered the course in a fantastic and clear way so as a group we got a clear understanding of what was being delivered.
Was intense, but give good direction.
8-9 Oct 19
Steve is an excellent and inspiring tutor, just what we need to increase knowledge in mental health and reduce stigma.
Great course Steve and really good how everyone got stuck in.
Very good course and very good instructor.
My personal confidence in how to support others with a mental health issue has vastly improved.
Beautifully done, safe environment great knowledge and time to rest.
Very clear and well structured.
Steve answered all questions, really happy I've done it.
Great course and very informative, thank you.
24-25 Sep 19
Workload was excellent; Steve was highly focused and energetic, gave complete confidence.
Excellent course but quite intense for 2 days.
Lots to absorb in 2 days, but understand that there is a lot to cover. Very good instructor. Thank you - really informative.
Really great course and a very comprehensive reference manual and workbook.
I'm very excited with this course as it will greatly help me to attend to numerous MH issues when I return to work and back home.
The course has really increased my knowledge and understanding of MH issues. Thank you!
Very good course and the instructor was excellent
I would rate this course as very good and my personal confidence of how to support others with mental health issues has greatly increased.
10-11 Sep 19
The MHFA course has truly empowered me to support my own mental health and that of people I connect with in life. Giving me the practical in depth skills and first aid knowledge to support people who may be experiencing mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety disorders and psychosis
Steve was fantastic and very inclusive. I still feel I have a lot to read and remember, but this has been an excellent foundation.
Amazing 2 days, informative and great instructor.
As a result of this training I am less likely to judge people with mental health issues negatively.
This is a very good course and I would love to follow up in 2-3 years.
A great course by MHFA England, Steve was a great instructor very and accommodating.
Many thanks to Steve for running such an engaging eye opening course..
19-20 Aug 19
I really enjoyed the course, I think we covered a lot of ground in two days and it was a good mix of practical and theory. Steve was engaging, knowledgable and respectful and I really enjoyed his teaching style.
Thank you Steve for the course, I really enjoyed it and certainly learned a lot.
Steve's very engaging and it was inspiring when he demonstrated how to go through the Mental Health Action Plan (ALGEE). The content was so helpful and very well explained. I've leant a lot and would recommend the course to everyone! I feel equipped to support others now.Thank you!
Steve was very knowledgeable and was very confident in his teaching. The manual and workbook were very helpful in this process and will be great tools in the future.
Very engaging and mind opening. Passionate delivery. Really enjoyed the course.
Great course, I think every employee should do this to gain this level of awareness, or at least all line managers.
Steve was a great instructor who reiterated the importance of understanding mental ill health. He created a safe space to learn about an intense subject without undermining the subjects.
30-31 Jul 19
Overall, excellent course focusing on some very serious and important issues.
Great instructor, very informative course.
A very good course that is helpful in understanding mental health issues - thank you.
An excellent course, I feel well resourced as a MHF Aider.
As a result of this training, I am less likely to judge people with mental health issues negatively.
This was an excellent course. We covered a lot of ground in an interesting way.
Very informative and interesting. Will recommend.
My knowledge and understanding of how best to support others with a mental health issue has vastly improved.
24-25 Jul 19
Great course, well lead and a great primer. It didn't just increase my confidence and knowledge in terms of mental health, but also was very encouraging to see how seriously organisations and medical professionals are taking the topic. Thanks Steve!
Steve was very good. Kept the course interesting and delivered a difficult subject with humour.
The course was very interesting, was fun and informative. I learned a lot and have lots to share with others and to feel more confident when talking about different mental health issues and how to help others.
The course leader Steve kept the course engaging with light humour when appropriate as it is quite a heavy topic, especially when dealing with issues such as suicide etc so that was good. I wish everyone could take this course as it's such an important topic that effects everyone and want to help elevate the stigma around mental health!
15-16 Jul 19
Extremely informative and interesting course delivered by an extremely knowledgeable instructor who kept everyone interested. I personally would like to take my mental health training to the next level.
I found the course very beneficial and Steve did a great job in presenting for the 2 days on what is a difficult subject.
20-21 Jun 19
Brilliant, knowledge provided without relying on notes, even knew manual page numbers off top head. Thank you .
Really enjoyed the course. Thank you, I will definitely be putting this to good use.🙂
Informative, knowledgable and detailed.
Content was good and valid, the location was excellent, tutor was clear and knowledgeable.
18-19 Jun 19
There is a lot covered during the course so it's a lot to learn/take on board but, with further reading - and practice - I'm confident it will become easier.Steve delivered the course in a confident and relaxed manner (I really don't know how he remembers so much information) and reinforced a few points throughout the two days to make sure we understood the main points - ALGEE etc. His delivery was calm, serious/humorous when appropriate and clear.I would thoroughly recommend this course (and Steve) to anyone and everyone, regardless of industry or role.
Love the course. Very thorough. Steve is an excellent, well informed instructor using examples and his own experiences. Steve kept my attention and was very engaging. The course was a good mix of direction and interaction. There was a big respect for personal safety. I will definitely recommend the course.Thank you!
The supporting material and case studies were informative, enlightening and empowering. The instructor, Steve, was extremely knowledge and had a great delivery style. The course was comprehensive in content and the variation between slides, video content and case studies in small and larger groups enabled variety in the training. It was useful to have collaborative input and empowered individuals to feel safe and disclose any experiences, whether direct or indirect, with the group.I would definitely recommend the course and hope to be able to take my MHFA training further. It has helped me better understand my own challenges with mental health and feel more confident to provide support to others experiencing mental ill health. It has also inspired me to champion more the stigma surrounding mental health and highlighting this within society, and to work more with those living with mental ill health.Thank you for providing such a life-changing course!
Very impressed, in-depth training. Steve kept everyone involved throughout the 2 days and have left the course with a lot of knowledge.
Very clear advise and practical examples and training materials. The instructor had a sound knowledge and experience of the subject, enjoyable sense of humour.
\Delivered in a very non-judgemental, fair and professional way. Very safe environment covering difficult topics.
Excellent trainer and training.
Very good. If I had this knowledge before, perhaps two people I cared for would still be here. A lot of information over two days.
Perfect balance of a learning environment. real life applications and entertainment.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course, very useful!
Very good, more videos.
The course was very in-depth and provided a lot of useful and interesting information.
9-10 Apr 19
Really interesting and engaging with various slides/group work/listening exercises. Extremely diverse subjects discussed in some depth in this two day course. Well presented and informative.
Very good course giving me a full understanding of how to make changes in our business
Instructor was excellent
Great course, Steve was very knowledgeable and a great tutor.
Very clear and informative course, taught with care and patients
Very good course, excellently delivered.
The course was great and found it very informative.
Very informative style of training, very knowledgeable instructor.
Plenty of info, breaks, steady delivery of subjects. Plenty of time to discuss and answer questions.
26-27 Mar 19
It was a very good and constrictive course, with the right amount and balance of learning and activities.
The instructor was very good and knowledgeable, and he helped make what is a very intensive course feel interesting. I learnt a lot!
Found it very interesting and raised awareness and knowledge of mental health issues.
Delivered really well and clearly. Instructor was friendly and approachable.
Steve knew the material very well. He was comfortable with the material and was very knowledgeable.
All good. Strong instructor character ideal for this kind of presentation. Down to earth.
Thoroughly enjoyed the two days.
brilliant. great delivery.
A lot of information packed into 2 days. However a very good balance of listening and yet engaging in discussions which were useful. A very well laid out course.
Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days. Well informed instructor who installed much confidence.
Very good course - really enjoyed it. Steve was also excellent, kept the course really interesting, but was also sensitive about the nature of some of the topics.
A really useful course!
19-20 Mar 19
I thought the course was excellent and found the delivery engaging. The experience of the instructor was evident and very professional. I am really glad I have attended.
Everything was brilliant. Steve was a great instructor. Clearly very knowledgeable and delivered the course in a clear and structured way. Always happy to answer questions. A great deal of content covered in 2-day, thank you
Fantastic course delivered brilliantly by Steve. He ensured everyone felt safe and the content was communicated very well. Would recommend both him and the course very highly.
Excellent course, a good mix of information and practical exercises. The manual looks very thorough but accessible.
I thought the course was well delivered. I would have no issues recommending this course to others.
Excellent facilities and location. Very clear, engaging presentation of materials. Will be strongly recommending to colleagues and others.
Steve created a very open and non-judgemental environment for learning. He has a very engaging style. I have leaned so much, thank you.
Enjoyed the mix of input, discussion, case studies and exercises it helped make a daunting subject manageable to understand. Feel very equipped to support colleagues now. Fantastic manual for reference.
Really useful and thought provoking course. Removes the stigma of mantel health and shoves the message of recovery and hope. Makes me think of changes we can make in the workplace and how mental health training and awareness is really important.
Very engaging course and Steve was great!
Brilliant course, would encourage people to come to this course. Steve is wonderful.
A very good 2-day course
13-14 Mar 19
Steve is very engaging and kept the course light when needed to (considering the subject). Great presenter, very articulate and I do feel much more qualified to deal with a situation.
Great course. Areal pause for thought and change. Keep it up.
Instructor really knowledgeable and relatable.
Excellent course, excellent instructor, very engaging and I learned a huge amount.
Case study/examples/videos very good.
One of the best training workshops I've ever attended. Thank you.
28 Feb - 1 Mar 19
Very well delivered! Made the course enjoyable and informative.
Steve was a great instructor; very good at explaining everything.
Very professional. Made it easy to understand and made me feel comfortable.
Fantastic course with a great instructor who was very clear with the material and clearly cared deeply about the subject.
Steve was fantastic, clear and concise.
Insightful course, particularly the Hearing Voices exercise.
It was an excellent course; informative, engaging and fun. I have learnt a lot and feel now more confident about mental health issues. A big thank you to Steve!
Overall the course have been very knowledgeable and has given me a greater understanding of mental health.
Steve was excellent. Delivered the content at a good speed and with great clarity. Course content was very good.
22-23 Jan 19
Steve is an engaging and extremely knowledgeable instructor. He creates an informal and safe space to explore the topics, allows participants to share personal stories and ask questions. I have learnt so much and feel so inspired to help my organisation better support employees with mental health issues.
Excellent course, fantastic value for money. Insightful and educational. Steve is very down to earth in his approach and facilitated the course professionally. He made me feel relaxed and included as part of the group. The books and resources provided are absolutely fantastic and I can go away and continue to learn and develoP. Thank you!
Excellent delivery of the course and very relevant for my work.
The course is great - you learn a lot in two days and it is kept interesting with a mix of videos and discussions etc.. Steve is very good at what he does - respectful, approachable, organised, full of knowledge and high energy.
The instructor delivered the course very well, with all details covered, it was very helpful.
Brilliant course, Steve made it engaging, but kept it relevant.
Very good and informative, a lot of information to process but was very engaging and was easy to understand.
27-28 Nov 18
Steve is an excellent instructor, with deep understanding and really good classroom/enabling technique.
Instructor was clearly very knowledgeable and fluent in the delivery of the course. Very approachable, excellent instructor, thank you.
Very good instructor, down to earth, clear and practical. Serious about sensitive issues, but also made the course enjoyable and brought some humour where appropriate.
Would highly recommend to others.
Instructor and training showed understanding of people's own personal experiences, allowing people to raise them, but not forcing these discussions. Very comfortable and sensitively done.
I would love for the training to be longer and learn more about this very important topic.
All delivered, questions answered clearly. Steve held the interest of the whole group throughout, he was engaging and encouraging, excellent presenter.
22-23 Nov 18
Very valuable course with great insight and info; educational, helps breakdown any negative perceptions, provided with me resources to know how to support.
Amazing and well worth it. Almost consider basic training as a necessity to raise knowledge and awareness.
I thought Steve was extremely engaging and held the course particularly well. I really enjoyed and learnt from it a great deal and appreciate the opportunity to have done a MHFA course. Thank you.
I've found it extremely useful. I'd love to have an awareness course that everyone in the company could have.
Great instructor, funny and engaging.
Loved it, very informative and love the detail in the manual.
Brilliant course with a fantastic instructor.
Great course, really insightful and beneficial moving forward.
The course was really good. Steve is really engaging, really clear in his approach. Looking forward to putting my learnings into practice.
Thoroughly insightful and the knowledge will stay with me for life. The things I have experienced in my life can now be applied in a way that can help others.
13-14 Nov 18
Really good resourceful course. I have a greater depth of knowledge on mental health and feel more confident to handle any cases that may come up.
Very good - highly recommend!
Steve was a fantastic instructor. His knowledge is incredible. The course was brilliant at helping break down stigmas associated with MH.
Great course. Steve is really engaging, lots of useful stats & great mix between tell and experience. Really appreciate your time.
Loved Steve's delivery. Really inspiring and engaging. Thanks Steve!
Great instructor, speaks in leighman's terms, easy to understand and relatable, really knew his stuff. Great course, I have learnt so much. Thank you.
thank you so much, I loved the course and found it so emotional. Would recommend all to come on this course.
Steve was absolutely brilliant! He was engaging, knowledgeable and a joy to learn from for 2 days. I would highly recommend.
Great course. Steve was awesome throughout and engaging. I would strongly recommend to everyone.
Steve was engaging and open and provided reassurance when asking questions!
23-24 Oct 18
very enlightening and has significantly changed my view of mental health and how I will respond in future.
The course is a lot to take in but not in a negative way. Kept to time and covered a lot.
Steve was a great instructor who could explain sensitive and difficult issues in an understanding way. The books are also a well designed resource.
Nice interactive course, and engaging.
Great training, excellent speaker who keeps it interesting and also some humour as it is a heavy topic.
It's an excellent course and I have certainly benefitted from it. I hope I'd be able to support my colleagues with the skills and knowledge I have gained.
Probably one of the best courses I have attended. Very good manual and workbook.
Excellent course, would thoroughly recommend it to colleagues.
Really good course, very useful strategies to help people. Could be a much longer course as it is a fascinating topic! Thank you.
Excellent course, should be made compulsory training. Instructor was brilliant.
Informative, with humour. Difficult subjects covered well.
3-4 Oct 18
Steve's knowledge, skills in delivery and engaging everyone is fantastic. Helps with perspective and perceptions are positively changed for public mental health wellbeing.
Excellent course very well delivered.
Everyone should do this course.
Really enjoyed the course and felt it met its objectives.
Really helpful and interesting. Fantastic venue, comfortable. Was particularly valid to my job role. Was delivered professionally and made easy to understand.
Passionate about topics, which emphasised the importance of people s mental health and why it is relevant to everyone.
Training excellent, learnt a lot about mental health and illness. Steve's knowledge base engaging but also added humour to a deep subject. Other course participants involved and participated.
Excellent course. Steve's a great trainer, incredibly knowledgeable and held my attention throughout. Especially enjoyed the activities.
Really good course, would be good to have a refresher every year.
informative, clear and intense.
Really enjoyed the 2 days - even though they are sensitive topics. Very professional approach. Very engaging, will definitely remember!
Thank you. It is a very good course, though worth noting very demanding/exhausting. Appreciate time and the information. It was scary, emotional, enlightening, inspiring and positive. I look forward to researching further.
Brilliant delivery and constantly kept interesting.
Steve is a very informative and personable instructor.
Really informative and really useful in the modern world we live in.
It was excellent.
Very good course!
25-26 Sep 18
I thought the course was fantastic with so much information.
Very good. Nice tone, dealt nicely with deaf delegates.
A fantastic course, I have learnt so much. Thank you.
Outstanding throughout, Steve was excellent!
The was wonderful and enlightening.
The course was excellent and the instructor has great knowledge and was fabulous.
I really enjoyed the course and found it challenged my ideas of what mental health means.
Very good course.
It was very inclusive and comprehensive. Thank you for 2 great days.
Overall, a very good course.
5-6 Sep 18
Excellent, I found Steve informative and engaging.
This course is essential for the future and development and understanding of mental health.
Steve's style, passion and knowledge around all things mental health has made this an extremely useful course. He had in-depth knowledge and clearly lots of personal experience that help give this course even more flavour. I thought it was excellent.
Really good course, knowledgeable trainer with professional resources. Will be recommending to others.
The course was very well presented by Steve and clarification given.
This guy knows his stuff, very good, very friendly and approachable.
Steve was very welcoming and engaging throughout the 2 days. Always kept it interesting. Really enjoyed the 2 days.
Excellent course, good pace and well presented. I loved the homework.
I think it was a great for anyone with very little experience of mentality health and would have dispelled a lot of misconceptions. I learnt a lot.
29-30 Aug 18
Brilliant course. I learnt so much about myself as well as others. I will certainly be more empathetic and less judgemental. Mental Health is more serious than I thought
I found the course extremely informative and interesting. The delivery was professional, empathetic and a very positive experience. Would strongly recommend.
fantastic instructor. Very knowledgeable and spoke abut every slide with greater information.
Excellent course with engaging instructor.
Steve was engaging and enthusiastic.
A good course and educational course. I will be recommending Steve and the course to others.
I thought the course was very good and professional. Informative and whilst the information can be distressing it was very enjoyable. The course trainer was excellent.
Amazing course and I think everyone should have to do it as it seems to be a part of everyones life none way or another, as seen from this group.
Steve our instructor was brilliant, extremely knowledgeable and superb at interacting and keeping us engaged. Thoroughly enjoyed the course.Extremely informative course, lots of useful information to take in.
Fantastic and very engaging. Encouraging and no input was wrong input. Steve made me feel at ease and confident to participate fully.Good insight into mental health.
Excellent introduction into a subject I has no understanding or knowledge of!
20-21 Aug 18
Good presentation style, relaxed. Good number of breaks as content of course can be intense. Enjoyed it!
Very good instructor.
Steve held my attention 100% of the entire 2 days, which is no mean feat as I usually find full day courses very challenging. Really interesting course and I am so glad that I did it.
Well presented and down to earth delivery.
Excellent course and trainer; lots of information to absorb.
Intense over two days, but a very good course.
Really impressed by Steve as a trainer. His armed forces background is non traditional for our sector but his direct, honest and clear approach was spot on.
Course materials are great, including films and case studies. Would like more of a balance with group discussion.
Huge amount of content - tricky to get all in and keep engaged, which was well done.
Steve was the best facilitator I've had over 15 years of work. So knowledgeable, enthusiastic, funny and inclusive. He responded to questions thoughtfully and with compassion. I particularly liked the last film and there could be even more exercises like this in the course demonstrating practically the words to say and not to say. Thank you Steve, I hope you do more courses here!
8-9 Aug 18
Excellent training. Huge amount of ground to cover but the instructor did extremely well at covering it in a clear and coherent way.
Good delivery, very knowledgeable tutor, lots of useful examples and experiences.
Very worthwhile;e course and a great introduction / step to reducing stigma.
Thank you! It was a very informative and engaging course. Everyone should do this to raise awareness of mental health.
First rate instructor. Delivery on what was a full on intensive course was energetic and engaging. Whole heartedly recommend to all, thank you!
Exercises and videos help bring to life and break up the sessions. Very knowledgeable instructor, kept on time and a good pace.
Excellent two days - very informative. Thank you very much.
brilliant, I have learned a lot and instructor was knowledgeable.
Absolutely brilliant! Thank you for the course and for great delivery of the material. Great learning atmosphere and people in the class. Appropriate group size, thank you.
10 & 17 Jul 18
Very interesting course and great delivery. Instructor kept me engaged throughout and has made me want to learn more about mental health.
Very well presented.
Very informative and makes you realise the seriousness of the illnesses.
Excellent delivery from an extremely knowledgeable instructor.
Very well presented and engaging over both days, friendly and enthusiastic throughout..
This is a very good course.
Excellent course, very informative and enjoyable. Very good instructor.
I found the course informative, educational and relatable.
4& 17 Jul 18
Good instructor who communicated very well and supplemented the course and scenarios of the films with good examples of real life cases without breaking confidentiality.
It felt like we were all working together as a group, which I liked.
Interesting information, good skills practice.
This course needs to be shared with younger participants who may already be impacted by mental health issues, especially school children.
Very good instructor.
The content of the course was good.
Very well organised and delivered.
I thought it was an excellent course, although there is mass of information to assimilate.
It was very insightful and empowering.
11-12 Jul 18
This was the best and most useful course I have attended, not only for work but for everyday life!
Very good instructor, very knowledgeable, respectful and approachable.
Excellent course, gained knowledge and built up my personal confidence of how to best support others with a mental health issue.
Fabulous course, lovely timings and delivery. Learnt so much but in a practical way where I feel confident I can make an impact / difference. Well done Steve for the delivery of such a difficult subject with sensitivity and compassion.
Very insightful and learnt some great life skills, not only for others but also myself.
Excellent delivered course!
Very good course, well run.
Great tutor, materials and overall group engagement. Much more equipped to deal with MH in the workplace.
Great course, would love the option of a follow-on course for more in-depth learning.
Fantastic course, very well structured, very engaging and excellent, informative content.
2-3 Jul 18
The course was really engaging and interactive.I fully enjoyed the activities and group discussion.
The instructor was very supportive, clear and gave opportunity to connect with one another.
I think it was great for such a heavy topic, plenty of breaks.
Highly recommend for any organisation.
Excellent delivery throughout and engaging. Thank you Steve.
It was a very good course, thank you Steve
Good overall. Very good instructor.
Understood how things affect out own mental wellbeing.
As a result of the training, I am more likely to consider mental health and mental ill health a normal part of everyday life.
27-28 Jun 18
Excellent course, inspiring and informative.
As a result of this training I am less likely to judge people with mental health issues negatively.
The instructor was very good.
Really interesting and well presented.
Excellent course, excellent instructor.
A very good mixture of theory, working groups and discussion and excellent example films.
Excellently organised and supervised. the instructor is the best course leader I have ever experienced.
Films especially good and discussions very helpful. Glad we didn't plough through the manual!
I believe that all staff should attend this course, especially line managers and directors.
5-6 Jun 18
A very insightful course with a mixture of films slides and group exercises, and enough break inbetween.
Really good course. Thought that I had decent knowledge already because of my passed experiences and training, but learned a lot. Will be recommending top others.
thoroughly informative and so necessary as mental health affects everyone and every workplace needs to adapt this training. Feel more confident now and able to support someone.
I though Steve delivered the course extremely well!! He listened and answered questions. He covered each topic with confidence and knowledge, always reassuring the group and checking everybody was up to speed with their understanding. He managed to keep the course light hearted and kept the room in positive morale, even though the topics are very tough. Thank you.
One of the top instructors I have ever had for training. Perfectly balanced sessions.
Really informative 2 days understanding different areas of mental health was educational, and interactive exercise were good.
Well paced, challenging but very rewarding. Steve was a very engaging trainer.
29-30 May 18
One of the best courses I have attended. Well planned and managed, well done Steve.
The course and managed.was excellent. the issues very well. Steve is clearly a very knowledgeable and experienced course leader, and delivers very well. The film clips were all very powerful and helped illustrate the issues very well.
There were plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions, and the format was very inclusive.
Excellent content and information to take away.
Thank you. This was a very important course which i learnt a great deal from.
Enjoyed the mix of learning activities, really enjoyed the course.
Excellent course content and materials, trainer excellent and encouraging and one of the most important courses that i have done.
Every workplace should be made to train people in MHFA.
The teaching methods used were varied and very useful.
The course was excellent. I would definitely recommend it to other colleagues.
Very engaging course with lots of useful advice for supporting people experiencing mental health crisis or disorders.
Good, well delivered course and good mix of resources. Right level of content for the 2 days.
16-17 May 18
Excellent course. Very informative. Steve in lots of instances gave personal stories that made the info easier to understand.
Brilliant course. The time seems to have gone so quickly! Excellent insight into the world of mental health and a very good instruction on how to deal with people as a first aider and how to deal with the care and responsibility that is needed to ensure their safety. Has left me feeling much more confident in dealing with this topic.
I think more people need to be encouraged to do this course.
Very well delivered - Instructor kept class engaged. Very well informed and knowledgeable of all subjects. Will recommend!
Encouraged to take part, good support, excellent course content.
Very good. Instructor was approachable, clear and very knowledgeable.
I think it was a good idea not to have too much time to talk about our own mental health experiences, as it could easily have turned into group therapy.
Brilliant course, very educational.
10-11 May 18
Fantastic delivery of the course, for which I now have a lot more understanding of mental health.
Instructor kept us interested and motivated. Right mix of films, activities, discussions and breaks.
Very well presented.
An excellent course that was delivered in a way that made me feel that I have the ability and knowledge to help others.
Excellent, I think others should have this training. I reminds me of how many people have mental ill health, and how important it is to talk freely about it.
Thank you so much, I think the course was really good and thought you facilitated the sessions amazingly.
I found it very useful and the instructor very engaging and knowledgeable.
Excellent course, very informative and well presented. thank you Steve.
Very rewarding.Excellent, clear and well run course.
18-19 Apr 18
Really enjoyed the course, Steve used the perfect amount of presentation, group work and video clips. I learnt a lot!
Excellent throughout, interesting and useful.
Very intense course to follow in 2 days, but Steve knows his subject perfectly and adapted the pace on topics we wanted to discuss further. Overall very happy to have attended the class.
I felt it was well delivered and it was good. Steve seemed knowledgeable and approachable.
Excellent course. Very enjoyable 2 days, feel like I have learnt lots of things/skills to develop. Good size group, great location. Thank you Steve.
Very good course, very well handled in terms of content, organisation and pace. Thank you.
Excellent course, Steve is an excellent presenter, very knowledgeable and kept it interesting throughout the 2 days.
Very informative and delivered in an easy to understand manner with comfortable approach.
An excellent course which provided good quality content. It was clear of the remit of the first aid practioner was to deal with immediate need without diagnosis.
11-12 Apr 18
This is a very good course, instructor Steve is very knowledgeable.
It has really made me aware of just how common mental health issues are in society and how they can be overcome with the correct support and expertise.
Very good course, has given me much better understanding of mental health issues.
We enjoyed the course and would recommend to other.
My confidence in helping others with a mental health issue has significantly increased having done this training
A staple course for modern business. Time to dispel myths and great to change perceptions and old behaviours.
There is a lot of content for 2 days.Liked the frequent breaks as heavy topics and gets draining.
I gained a lot of insight from this course and would recommend to others.
26-27 Mar 18
This is a brilliant course, practical and useful.
Steve was absolutely excellent,professional, informed and engaging.
I've taken so much away from this course!!
As a result of this training, I am less likely to judge people with mental health issues negatively.
I would recommend this course to all FCO front line and consulate staff.
Thank you for two illuminating training days.
I appreciated how well the instructor knew this subject and the example he used.
Excellent course, content and delivery. Very good instructor.
I think this is a very good course,
Steve has incredible knowledge and he has a brilliant ability to engage and deliver. Thank you!
22-23 Mar 18
Excellent delivery of a complex subject.
I was relieved that I wasn't expected to share any personal experiences as that would have made me uncomfortable.
As a result of this training I am more likely to consider mental health and mental ill health a normal part of life.
A well planned and executed course.
Very informative, excellent videos to support content.
This is a very good course!
Very helpful sessions on what to look for (symptoms) and how to help rather than solve issues.
An excellent, interesting and eye-opening course which I think will help me with my own mental health / mental fitness management, and those I am responsible for in the workplace.
Highly recommended for all employees.
27 - 28 Feb 18
Really great course, really changed my approach. Excellent instructor.
Videos were relevant and good to see real life cases rather than actors' Steve's knowledge was impressive and like the fact there was no role play.
The course was delivered well. Lots of content in the course, will need to do a lot more homework for it to sink in.
Very interesting and helpful course, as a result I am less likely to judge people with mental health issues negatively.
My understanding of MH has changed, this course should be rolled out exactly as physical FA at work on a 3 year basis.
The course should carry the same level of requirement as Physical first aid at work.
I really enjoyed the course. It gave me an insight into mental health which I otherwise would never have known.
Very well delivered. Engaging instructor; very knowledgeable.
Good course, very educational and requires more of my workforce to attend to educate people. Course was very beneficial in my opinion.
I was very pleased with the course and the way it was presented.
I found the course very good,
19-20 Feb 18
Excellent course and trainer, really pleased I attended.
The group discussion exercises were very good, would like to do more case studies.
Good course, useful and informative
As a result of this training I am less likely to judge people with mental health issues negatively
Lots of excellent content. Helpful in particular to managers
Very valuable course - everyone should do it.
Really informative 2 days.I know many people are put off by it but I do think role play would have been useful.
Instructor very knowledgeable and answered all questions.
I have learnt a lot that I can take back to my day job and implement.
Really impressed with the course, content and resources.
7-8 Feb 18
This was a great course. Steve was a great trainer, respectful, knowledgeable, able to capture the attention of the group, keep energy levels high. Lots of breaks was a plus.
I think is was very well presented and very helpful course. I'm going to be able to use these new skills with confidence and be able to help others in the workplace and at home.
Very well presented and informative. Not too much info overload. Overall, excellent.
Really good course for understanding mental health
Very good! Many more people should do this course to develop greater understanding about mental health.
A very good course, although challenging to cover all the subject matter in day 2.
Really good course, eye opening. I will recommend other to go on this course.
I feel this was a very good insight of mental health, more people should do the course.
Definitely recommend this course / tutor to my company directors. My eyes have been opened and i feel well informed and there have been plenty of myths dispelled.
This was an excellent course. I'd recommend it to anyone with whom I have conversations about mental health in the future.
Excellent training. I learned a lot of valuable information and it has raised my confidence in raising awareness in the workplace. Steve is an excellent trainer and is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject.
Great facilitator, good sense of humour, very knowledgeable and remained within appropriate boundaries. Even better if Day 1 had more activities, felt like we sat and listened too much.
It was really good. Very informative. Steve was very clear and approachable. Really enjoyable and motivational.
1-2 Feb 18
This course will be very helpful in my day-to-day role. I feel better equipped. Very impressed with MHFA Action Plan guide.
Excellent course, highly recommended.
Great course - massively valuable.
A fantastic course. Steve used very relevant anecdotes to explain theory. Life changing course all managers should attend.
Very relevant and well delivered. Could be utilised across the business to raise awareness.
Manual and workbooks very comprehensive and will provide great reference material should it be required.
A fantastic, enlightening course leaving me feeling practically prepared to offer MHFA.
Great 2 day course. Very informative and a good mix of learning tools.
Steve was an excellent instructor.
15-16 Jan 18
Excellent, informative and engaging course.
Great course in terms of presentations, group work and delivery style, Thank you Steve.
Instructors were excellent, very knowledgeable with excellent delivery.
Highly recommended for all other personnel.
Great, more should do this.
Enjoyed the course, very knowledgeable speakers/trainers that showed real care about the subject.
Fantastic course which I believe should be compulsory for all people in the workplace. Everyone would benefit from it.
Really interesting course, delivered very well thank you.