Mental Health First Aid Training

Raise mental health awareness

EW Group’s Mental Health First Aid course is delivered in partnership with Champs Consulting. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Image of mental health consultant Ruth Cooper-Dickson delivering a session
Champs delivers the Adult Half Day, One Day and Two Day MHFA training.

We also have a fantastic team of associate trainers who deliver the Youth MHFA training.

Half-Day training course
The Half-Day training course will raise awareness of mental health and a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues.

One-day training course
The One-day training course will provide an understanding of common mental health issues, the knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness, the ability to spot signs of mental ill health and skills to support positive wellbeing.

Two-day training course
The Two-day training course will cover how to feel confident in helping someone experiencing a mental health problem by assisting on a first aid basis. To be aware of and understand the signs of mental health issues and be able to support by listening non-judgementally. This targeted training course will equip your designated wellbeing champions with the skills and confidence to spot early signs of mental health conditions, so that they can support staff and signpost them to the expert care they need. By the end of the two-day course, delegates will become certified Mental Health First Aiders.

“Happy and engaged employees are more energetic, innovative and better equipped to cope with challenges,” says course leader Ruth Cooper-Dickson.

“That’s why it makes sense for all employers to create good mental health environments where their greatest assets – their people – can flourish.”

Get qualified in Mental Health First Aid.

300,000 people leave their jobs every year due to serious mental health problems.
Recruitment of a new team member costs an average £30,000.

At EW Group, we see mental health awareness as an extension of inclusive cultures.

“For me, wellbeing has always been the wrapper around inclusion. Inclusive leaders don’t treat mental health as a hidden or stigmatised form of disability. They talk about it openly and honestly and allow the small but significant adjustments that make employees feel 100 times better about coming to work and being their authentic selves.”

Ruth Cooper-Dickson
The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the world’s most common illness by 2030, and a greater burden that illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The rewards for taking action on mental health awareness now speaks for themselves: happier, healthier workforces make for stronger, more successful businesses.

Find out more about our Mental Health First Aider training