Mental Health First Aid starts with you

MHFA England are offering a 2-day Mental Health First Course in Reading on 16 and 17 July 2018
What is a mental health problem?

Mental health problems cover a wide range of issues – including stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse – that affect someone’s ability to get on with their daily life. The most common mental disorder in Britain is mixed anxiety and depression, with almost 9% of people meeting the criteria for diagnosis (Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001).

Who is this course for?

Members of the public, carers, community workers, and commercial, voluntary and public sector workers. It is not for trained mental health professionals.

What will I learn?
  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problems
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support

MHFA training is a nationally recognised 12-hour course. Some of the areas covered are depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and substance misuse, panic attacks, and eating disorders. The recommended minimum price for the course is £300 per place. We have subsidised it to £130 per place.

Further information

For more information and to enrol please call Shaheen Kausar on 0118 959 5455 or email