About this Event

Ideal course for designated staff at every level who would like to become Mental Health First Aiders with skills to spot signs of a range of mental health issues in the people you work withand guide a person to appropriate support.

Community Southwark have commissioned Mental Health First Aid England to deliver a programme of Mental Health First Aid training aimed at those working with Children and Young People (open to those working with adults and families as well but priority will be given to organisations working with CYP)

The course is run over four 2.5-hour long sessions:

  • Session 1: Monday 29 March, 2-4.30pm 
  • Session 2: Wednesday 31 March, 10am – 12.30pm 
  • Session 3: Tuesday 06 April, 2-4.30pm 
  • Session 4: Thursday 08 April, 10am – 12.30pm 

Please note bookings will close 2 weeks before the first date to allow time for the trainer to post a hard copy work manual to all participants.


This online course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

For the full course content please download the course information pack

 ***PLEASE NOTE: Pre-work will be sent electronically to all participants prior to this event ***

Who should attend? 

This training is aimed at those working with young people or adults in any role that needs an understanding of mental health issues and to be equipped with some tools for addressing these.

Please note this session is limited to two participants per organisation, per course.



Community Southwark members: free (with proof of membership)

Non-members: £25

To find out if you're eligible for membership and the process for becoming a member (it's free and doesn't take long), please click here.


**This training is being brought to you in conjunction with South East London CCG, funded through the Health Education England (HEE) funding for CYP Workforce.


This is an online training on zoom.

Note: a zoom link will be emailed to you separately – please check your junk mail 


Training Provider 

Mental Health First Aid England https://mhfaengland.org/

**PLEASE NOTE: hard copy manuals including exercises are posted out to participants, therefore, MHFA England require all participants to register via their admin system with the address you want manuals posted to. As post is slow at the moment they ask for these 2 weeks prior to the event.

Late booking will receive these in the post after the event and they will be sent electronically if possible (they are quite large).

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