This half-day course raises awareness of mental health.

The course covers:

  • 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


On completion of this course, you will receive:

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

Course Plan

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

Four Hour Session

  • Mental Health
    • What is mental health?
    • Mental Health Continuum
    • Factors which affect mental health
    • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Eating disorders
    • Suicide
    • Self-harm
  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together – starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Useful statistics
  • Helpful resources


This course requires a minimum of 8 participants to run, and has a maximum capacity of 25 participants.


Third Sector, Education & Community Organisations

Statutory and Business

Per Person £85 £125
Group Rate (8-16 participants) £600 £1000
Group Rate (16-25 participants) £1360 £2000

In addition, charges are added for Instructors’ travel expenses, accommodation and refreshments if outside West Essex, and any venue hire costs incurred.

More Information​

This course is available face to face, or virtually on the MHFA England Online Learning Hub.

To find out more about this course or to enquire about booking, please complete the form below:

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