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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) : Derby, Classroom

Tuesday 17th September , 09:00 Wednesday 18th September , 17:00


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Single Delegate
£ 325.00 ( + VAT)


This course is delivered as two full-day classroom-based sessions:

  • Tuesday 17th September 2024, 09:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 18th September 2024, 09:00 – 17:00

Derby County Community Trust

14 Pride Point Drive
Derby, DE24 8BX
01332 416140
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Considering the topic of mental health first aid Annie made the training informative, yet it was also an enjoyable experience. Annie made it inter-active and wasn’t just following a power-point presentation. I have come away with a huge amount of knowledge to take back to my workplace.

Viv Sheppard
HR & Wellbeing Manager

Sarah and Annie work well as a team and they delivered an exceptional session regarding conflict resolution and mediation skills. They provided us with a lot of information, but also kept everyone engaged by doing group activities. What I enjoyed the most was the fact that it wasn’t just another boring reading of PowerPoint Presentation, but a wealth of knowledge and engagement from both trainers. No question too difficult and a day well spent!

Thank you for equipping me with a lot of knowledge and I look forward to seeing you soon!


Artur Kolber

A good start to mental health issues. I work with a lot of people with social anxiety and was hoping to gain more info on this topic but understand it may be a bit niche. I have definitely upskilled by attending this course.

Patrick Broome
Homefield College

I attended a Mental Health First Aid course with Annie. We were fortunate enough to only have six of us on the course, which really helped with the course dynamics. Annie was a brilliant trainer, very personable and bubby and very skilled at facilitating the group discussions to ensure everybody participated. The course was well organised and all the communications received pre and post the training have been informative and sent in a timely manner. This was my first experience with Loates Training and it was a really positive one – I will definitely be using them again!

Vicky Luke
Account Director

I attended the two day mental health first aider course , with Annie the teacher who was amazing , very knowledgeable and understanding . would highly recommend this training.

Molly Paulson
Care Services Co-ordinator

Really enjoyed the 2 day training course, learnt a lot and it also reaffirmed that ways I was handling situations was what would have been expected of a Mental Health First Aider. .
Small group but this enabled us all to be more open with each other especially as there were some sensitive subjects discussed throughout the course.
Annie is incredible she is so easy to listen to and has a wealth of expertise that she uses during the course and with this she enabled us all time and space to discuss and share ideas and information.
Loved the fidget toys and snacks Annie shared with us what a great idea.
Just want to say a huge Thankyou.

Denise Austin
Physical Activity and Wellbeing officer

This training is essential for managers and employees who need to have a clear understanding of Mental health and practical structured ways to support their team.
Mental Health First Aid does exactly that.
I really benefited from Annie’s open-ness and professional knowledge coupled with the group discussions and learning gained from other candidates in different industries was extremely valuable.
It has really helped me identify new ways of working and supporting the health of my team. This course, just like physical first aid gives clear guidance on immediate support that can be applied in a multitude of scenarios.
I would recommend this training for at least one person in every workplace.

Helen West
Project Manager

Great two days training, sessions interactive and led by knowledgeable trainers. Interaction with the attendees and support offered very good and would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to offer Mental Health First Aid support in their organisation

Zena Barratt
Lead Nurse

The fabulous tutor was very knowledgeable and involved all the group in discussions and exercises which made it all very enjoyable as well as informative. Great venue as well.

Stephen Carroll
Health and Safety Manager


Accredited by Mental Health First Aid England this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently support mental health in the workplace and effectively guide a person towards the right mental health support.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that can affect mental health and wellbeing
  • Spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues
  • Confidently step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Use listening and questioning skills to fully understand the person’s position
  • Help signpost someone to further support
  • Recognise how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties

Course Content

This course covers:

  • Understanding mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
  • 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-judgement listening
  • Helping someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support
  • Understanding how to keep yourself safe while performing your duties

Resources Included

You will be provided with the latest MHFA Manual which will be your comprehensive reference guide post course along with a handy pocket-sized resource.


Annie Litchfield

Annie is a CIPD accredited learning and development specialist, and an MHFA England accredited mental health first aid instructor.


Loates Workplace Wellbeing

01332 895 295

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