This half day course provides an introductory walk through the key issues affecting mental health at work.

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

Who would benefit from this course?

This is an introduction to the subject and would benefit anyone who wants to develop awareness of mental health and how to support people who are struggling. Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.


Course agenda

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

Your fee for the course includes the course manual, workbook and certificate

Stuart McNicholas is an experienced trainer who is qualified to deliver MHFA courses. His background is in Human Resources and has worked in several sectors including education and newspapers. He is also the HR adviser to MRS. He first got interested in mental health when he started volunteering as a Samaritan and is now a listening volunteer and a member of the training team of Central London Samaritans. This led to exploring how mental health could be supported in the workplace and mental health first aid. He has delivered MHFA courses now for over 2 years. 

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