Mental Health First Aid Training

Just like physical first aiders, YANA believes having Mental Health First Aiders in workplaces and the community can play a pivotal role in helping to promote positive mental health, and prevent people from experiencing worsening mental health.

This is an accredited course delivered by experienced Mental Health First Aid England facilitators, each with their own experience and broader understanding of mental health.

"This course has given me tools, techniques and backup to give a much better level of care. Two amazing trainers, both professional, patient, understanding with great teaching techniques. I would like to thank YANA for their support in doing this course and enabling me to be better trained and prepared for the future."

An in-depth course giving an understanding of specific mental health issues delivered in four manageable chunks:

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorders

Across the two days, delegates will learn to:

  • Have helpful conversations, providing initial support
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help
  • Be mindful of your own wellbeing
  • Develop an understanding of how you can create and maintain a healthier workforce or community


"The course was one of the best I have been on. I really appreciated the time given by the instructor. I now know that I have learned tools to be confident I am doing it the right way, I also have the benefit of the instant back up of the App and its resources and the YANA organisation for guidance. I have somewhere to turn to to help me help others. Thank you for giving me the confidence and the skill set."

Share and Care sessions

After the initial training you will receive invitations to attend our Share & Care sessions that run throughout the year.

These sessions provide opportunities for Mental Health First Aiders to come together and share experiences, unpick issues, celebrate successes and have time to reflect with our experienced trainers and facilitators.

Refresher Training

The knowledge and training received from the MHFA England training course needs to be refreshed every three years. This four hour course allows you to retain your status  a Mental Health First Aider, fortifying your understanding and responsibilities.


Take a look at the outcomes of our Mental Health First Aid training here

Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Courses

September 2024
October 2024
Contact us for details of future events.

Sign up for a Mental Health First Aid course