The Mental Health Training Academy website showcases the training courses offered Face to Face or Virtually (via Zoom) by Mind in West Essex. There are also a number of interactive e-Learning courses which you can complete at your own pace.

Mind in West Essex is an independent local charity (#1091154) which supports people affected by mental ill health, so they can make positive changes in their lives and improve their emotional resilience.

We also aim to normalise the conversation around mental health and in doing so reduce the stigma that can be a barrier to people accessing the support that could help them to improve their quality of life.

We work in West Essex covering the areas of Uttlesford, Harlow, and Epping Forest. We also affiliate to the national charity Mind; this means that we are part of a network of 140 other local Mind charities.

Our Face to Face courses can be delivered at any of our venues in West Essex:

Uttlesford Community Hub
45 Stortford Road
Great Dunmow
10-11 Corner House
Bush Fair
CM18 6NZ
The Loughton Seedbed Centre
Langston Road
IG10 3TQ
1 & 2 Bakehouse Court
19 High Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1AT

For group bookings, we can come to your location or source a venue.

Charges will be added for Instructors’ travel expenses, accommodation and refreshments if outside West Essex, and any venue hire costs incurred.

Our virtual courses are delivered online through Zoom Video conferencing.

Virtual Mental Health First Aid courses are delivered via the MHFA England Online Learning Hub.

You will receive the joining link via email one week before the session. Please ensure that you check your junk/spam mail box.

To express an interest in one of our Face to Face or Virtual courses, please complete the enquiry form on the relevant page.

To purchase one of our e-Learning courses, head to the Individual e-Learning page. From here you’ll find all of the courses available to buy – click on the image or title to read more about the course.

Once you’ve decided on a course, click the “Take This Course” button. You’ll then be asked to complete the transaction –  if you’re not already logged in, you’ll be asked to login or register.

When you’ve completed the payment process, you’ll be able to find the course you’ve purchased on the “My Courses” page.

To enrol on one of our free e-Learning courses, head to the “Individual e-Learning” page. From here you’ll find all of the e-learning courses available – click on the image or title to read more about the course.

Once you’ve decided on a course, click the “Take This Course” button to enrol. If you’re not already logged in, you’ll be asked to login or register.

You can view your enrolled courses on the “My Courses” page.

Yes. Anyone can register and access our e-learning courses, no matter where they are in the world.

Some of the content, however, may be specific to Essex when we are signposting to services etc.

Once you’ve purchased the relevant course, head to the “My Courses” page and click the name of the course to begin.

Our courses are divided into lessons to help break the content up into manageable chunks. Within each lesson you’ll find topics to help break the content down further.

To get started, click on the first lesson and then, once you’ve read the introductory text, click on the first topic. Click the “Mark Complete” button at the bottom of each page to progress through the course.

No. You can take your time and complete courses at different times, if you prefer. As you move through the course the system remembers your progress so you can pick up where you left off.

To continue a course you’ve already started, head to the “My Courses” page and click on the course title.

Absolutely! You can revisit e-Learning courses at any point – this may be particularly useful for the resources sections, as we will update these from time-to-time with new information.

Please note that your account may be deleted if you do not log in for more than 1 year.

If you’ve got an idea for a course you’d like to see on our website, or want to talk to someone about hosting a course for your organisation, please email [email protected]

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