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Become a Mental Health First Aider online – select a course from the dates below.

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New Leaf Health is an experienced provider of all Mental Health First Aid England Courses, with highly qualified trainers operating all over the UK.

We run open courses that allow individuals and small groups of delegates from different organisations to train as Mental Health First Aiders together, meaning you don’t need to book a full capacity course for your business. These courses all take place online, meaning delegates can train from the comfort of their own home or workplace.

Upon completion of the course, delegates will become certified Mental Health First Aiders. All attendees will also receive a workbook, MHFA reference manual and certificate of completion.


Join us on one of the dates below to become a fully-qualified Mental Health First Aider. Use the form below to register your interest.

  • Jan | 18th & 20th | 09:30 – 17:00 FULL
  • Feb | 9th & 11th | 09:30 – 17:00 FULL
  • Mar | 15th & 17th | 09:30 – 17:00 FULL
  • Apr | 27th & 29th | 09:30 – 17:00 FULL
  • May | 9th & 11th | 09:30 – 17:00 FULL
  • June | 22nd & 24th | 09:30 – 17:00

Mental Health First Aid Course Learning Objectives

The learning outcomes for this course include:

  • 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.

You can view a more detailed breakdown of the modules below.

Individual learning (1 hour):

  • Introduction to the Online Mental Health First Aid course and the Online Learning Hub (course overview, safety procedure, attending live sessions, and completing individual learning activities)
  • Activity 1: Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • Activity 2: The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Activity 3: What is mental health?
  • Activity 4: Quiz: Impact of mental health
  • Activity 5: Stress Container (completed after live session)
  • Activity 6: Frame of Reference (completed after live session)

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

  • Introduction to course functions
  • Introduction to the course
  • ALGEE and mental health introduction recap
  • Stigma
  • Risk and protective factors
  • 10-minute break
  • Frame of Reference
  • The Mental Health Continuum
  • Introduction to the Stress Container

Individual learning (2 hours):

  • Activity 7: What is depression?
  • Activity 8: Risk factors for depression
  • Activity 9: Mental Health First Aid for depression
  • Activity 10: Introduction to suicide

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

  • Recap of individual learning on depression
  • Prevalence of suicide
  • Suicide, substance misuse and dual diagnosis
  • Analyse the impact of suicidal feelings
  • Recap of ALGEE and risk factors for suicide
  • Explain Mental Health First Aid action plan 1 for suicide
  • 10-minute break
  • Explain non-judgemental listening, Empathy video
  • Practice using ALGEE in case study scenarios
  • Review of ALGEE for suicide and depression
  • Self-care

Individual learning (2 hours):

  • Activity 11: What is anxiety?
  • Activity 12: Mental Health First Aid for anxiety
  • Activity 13: What are eating disorders?
  • Activity 14: Mental Health First Aid for eating disorders
  • Activity 15: What is self-harm?
  • Activity 16: Mental Health First Aid for self-harm
  • Activity 17: What are personality disorders?

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes):

  • Recap of individual learning on anxiety
  • Recap of the five basic steps of ALGEE for anxiety
  • Explain action 1 for anxiety
  • How to support someone who is having a panic attack
  • Explain crisis first aid
  • Practice action 2: non-judgemental listening
  • 10-minute break
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety
  • Explain cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Recap of eating disorders and self-harm
  • Case study for eating disorders and self-harm
  • Review ALGEE for eating disorders and self-harm

Individual learning (2 hours):

  • Activity 18: What are psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?
  • Activity 19: Risk factors for psychosis
  • Activity 20: Mental Health First Aid for psychosis
  • Activity 21: Helpful and unhelpful responses
  • Workbook Activity 10: My action plan for using Mental Health First Aid (completed after live session)

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes): 

  • Review of individual learning on psychosis
  • Explain the development of symptoms of psychosis
  • Review the five steps of ALGEE for psychosis
  • Group discussion about MHFA Australia psychosis video
  • Case study activity using Mental Health First Aid action plan for psychosis
  • 10-minute break
  • Recovery
  • Explore how to build a mentally healthy workplace
  • Start action plan to use Mental Health First Aid
  • Feedback


If you train as a Mental Health First Aider with New Leaf Health, you’ll also gain access to our exclusive LinkedIn support group, where you can share ideas and knowledge with other MHFAiders around the country.

You’ll also be invited to our free webinar support sessions. Taking place every two months, these sessions look at the latest challenges facing you as a Mental Health First Aider and other things you may need to be aware of in the world of workplace mental health.

We also give you the option of asking questions before these sessions, so that we can try to provide specific support to our members. These sessions are fully interactive, and group discussion, collaboration and support are encouraged.


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