MHFA Higher Education 1 day

In consultation with leading student mental health charity Student Minds, MHFA England has created a course tailored to the Higher Education community. The course has been piloted in 16 universities and evaluated by the University of Chester.

What will I learn?

Our specialised Higher Education MHFA instructors deliver an intensive one day course which covers a number of key topics:

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm and eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Mental Health First Aid action plan

The day includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. Our instructors provide a safe learning environment where participants are supported throughout the course.

How will attending a Higher Education MHFA course help?

The course gives a deeper understanding around the issues that relate to student and staff mental health. Participants learn practical skills that can be used every day, including how to spot the early signs of mental ill health.

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

Everyone who completes the course receives a copy of the Higher Education MHFA manual which is an excellent reference and support resource. They also get a certificate and badge to say they are an MHFA Champion - someone with the skills and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness, support a culture of positive wellbeing, spot signs of mental ill health and guide a person to a place of support.

MHFA England value the course at £200pp and MYB are able to offer in house courses for  places for £180 per person.

Organisations wishing to book an course, or series of courses, please contact or 01737 772126. These courses can be discounted depending on amount of delegates and courses booked.