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Mental Health First Aid

Red Kite Alliance is delighted to offer Mental Health First Aider Training with their fully qualified MHFA England Trainer. This training is open to all schools and ITT providers and is suitable for teachers, trainee teachers, support staff and school leaders.

With MHFA England® training you will be accessing the very best evidence based MHFA® course available. Our training is grounded in research and developed with clinical practitioners. It is proven to increase MHFAiders confidence in supporting people with mental health issues.

Benefits of Mental Health First Aider course

  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health​
  • Gives you increased confidence to have a supportive conversation about mental health​
  • Promotes equity and understanding around mental health from different perspectives​
  • Helps to build supportive communities and promotes open conversations about mental health​
  • Encourages self-care, giving you the tools to look after your own and others' mental health​
  • Promotes early intervention and recovery, which can prevent an individual's mental health deteriorating​



Meet the Trainer: Jen Berry

Jen has been running MHFA courses for several years and has a proven track record of providing exceptional training for both online and face-to-face delivery. Jen’s warm and approachable manner allows her to connect with educators on a personal level, fostering an environment of trust and support. She recognises the unique challenges faced by teachers and other staff members working in education and uses her expertise to provide targeted strategies and resources to alleviate any concerns. Jen's training sessions are renowned for their engaging and interactive nature. Through collaborative and reflective activities, she fosters a sense of community, encouraging participants to share their experiences and learn from one another.

Mental Health First Aider Course

By undertaking this 2-day course with us you will gain:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • The confidence to step in and support someone to recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support
  • Three years of access to the MHFAider Support App® with 24/7 digital support
  • Access to exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities, and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders

Course Content Includes:

  • Why Mental Health First Aid
  • Self Care
  • Helpful and Unhelpful Language
  • Frame of Reference
  • Stress Container
  • Active Listening
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Crisis First Aid for Traumatic Events
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Crisis First Aid for Suicide
  • Psychosis
  • Recovery
  • Boundaries in the MHFAider Role

Mental Health Awareness Course

This half-day introductory course raises awareness of mental health. You will learn:

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • An introduction to some common mental health issues
  • Confidence to support someone who may be experiencing mental ill health
  • Ways to look after your own mental health and support wellbeing

Course Dates for the 2 day Mental Health First Aider Course

July Cohort: Wednesday 3rd and Tuesday 9th July

November Cohort: Tuesday 5th November and Tuesday 12th November


Red Kite Alliance Members (subsidised) Red Kite Partners Full rate
2 day Mental Health First Aider Course £150 £190 £230
½ day Mental Health Awareness Course £50 £70 £85

Discounts to the full rate may be available to group bookings.

Please email to enquire

Red Kite Education

Red Kite Alliance is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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