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Adult MHFA Refresher

Face-to-Face or Virtual Delivery

Course Aim

This is a short refresher training course to help Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions maintain their skills and gain fresh confidence to perform their role safely and effectively.


If you are a Mental Health First Aider or MHFA Champion you have skills for life that support you and the people around you. 


We believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health – and just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date. 


Please note that the MHFA Refresher is only for people who have completed an Adult Mental Health First Aid Two Day or MHFA One Day course within the last 3 years.


The MHFA Course has been updated and now includes 3 years of additional support and benefits

Workplaces can get in touch to arrange a Refresher course if they have completed the full two day MHFA course. When this is completed they will also access the full package of support.

Impact of Training

The MHFA Refresher course will empower participants to: 

  • Keep awareness of mental health supports current

  • Update knowledge of mental health and what influences it 

  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan


Upon completion of the course, delegates will have refreshed their knowledge of:

  • Mental health and what influences it

  • Recognising the main signs of mental ill-health

  • Providing initial help

  • Guiding someone towards appropriate professional help

  • How to be mindful of your own wellbeing

Course Content

This refresher course will cover the following topics:

  • Discussion about mental health

  • Stress and factors which affect mental health

  • Mental health continuum and stigma

  • Frame of reference and non-judgement

  • Practising a supportive conversation using ALGEE

  • Warning signs of mental ill health

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Suicide and first aid for suicidal crisis

  • Psychosis and first aid for severe psychotic episodes

  • More mental health conditions

  • Practising MHFA skills

  • Self-care, wellbeing and recovery

  • Accessing useful resources


  • Please note that the MHFA Refresher is only for people who have completed an Adult Mental Health First Aid Two Day or MHFA One Day course within the last 3 years.

  • This 4 hour course can be delivered virtually or face to face

  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

  • We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn


Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health


MHFA England value this course at £150 per person. 

We are able to offer the full course at a subsidised cost of £120 per person.

In-house courses are priced at £1800 for a maximum of 20 participants.


"Thank you Holly for making what is a tough subject interactive and thought provoking. This was such a worthwhile exercise to refresh my knowledge and experience of mental health & whilst I will never profess to be an expert it definitely reminds you of the tools and techniques to raise awareness and prompt discussion."

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