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First Aid for Mental Health Training

First Aid for Mental Health

IIRSM is working in partnership with wellbeing training provider and consultancy, The Healthy Work Company, to offer members a discounted rate on First Aid for Mental Health Training. 

This two day course provides you with two qualifications. 

General Mental Health Awareness 

This unit introduces learners to the concepts of mental health, mental ill health and wellbeing, other related terminology and subjects. It aims to provide a learner with an understanding that all individuals have mental health and an individual's experience of mental health can fluctuate on a spectrum. The unit also provides learners with an understanding of how to self-manage their own mental health and wellbeing. Find out more about the qualification here

First Aid for Mental Health 

This is a knowledge-only qualification that provides underpinning knowledge and understanding in relation to the principles of first aid for mental health, recognising mental ill health in self and others, supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace, understanding how to promote a wellness culture in the workplace and the importance of resilience and self-care for first aiders for mental health. Find out more about the qualification here


  • 11-12 March 2020


  • Hammersmith, London. 


  • IIRSM members: £299+VAT 
  • Non-members: £329+VAT 


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Please note, you will be required to bring ID to the course in order to sit the assessment. 




Is this different to MHFA?

This course is provided by Highfield Qualifications and not by MHFA England. Highfield is a regulated qualifications provider. 

How is it different to MHFA?
  • It is a regulated qualification under OfQual and is knowledge assessed. 
  • It can be delivered anywhere in the world. 
  • It looks at boundaries and expectations for the role of first aider. 
  • It focuses less on mental illness and more on dealing with general mental distress. 
  • It focuses on ensuring we all stay mentally healthy. 
About The Healthy Work Company

The Healthy Work Company provides solutions that drive the wellbeing agenda to enable thriving in the workplace at all levels. We offer more than training.  As well as the new Highfields qualifications, we can deliver strategic support for your wellbeing programme. We are driving the mental health agenda towards how human beings thrive in life - often through work, not in spite of it!

We are knowledgeable and have a proven track record with blue chip names such as ITV, The Telegraph, Luton Airport, IOPC, UBM, West Midland Trains, Eurostar, Game, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Battersea Power Station, Mace and Addison Lee Group.