Mental Health First Aid England

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what is mhfa England?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is a community interest company and was established in 2009 after being successfully piloted within the Department of Health.

MHFA England provides mental health awareness and skills training and consultancy to a variety of organisations, businesses and communities – with the aim to help people to develop the skills to look after their own and others' wellbeing and reduce the stigma associated with mental ill health.

To date over 400,000 people across England have taken an MHFA England course.

There are about 1,800 registered MHFA England Instructor Members in England.

Numerous independent evaluations demonstrate that MHFA training is effective at meeting its aims. A summary of research can be found at mhfaengland.org

key messages from mhfa england

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid.

MHFA England training provides participants with the skills and confidence to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right support.

MHFA England’s mission is to help people develop the skills to look after their own and others' wellbeing and reduce the stigma associated with mental ill health.

MHFA England training, courses and Instructor Members are continually quality assured, using robust assessment and evaluation measures.

MHFA is an internationally recognised course, taught in 25 countries around the world. There are now over 2.6 million people trained in MHFA skills worldwide.

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