Free Staff Training - Mental Health Training for Employees

Free Online Course:
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) - Level 2 Certificate

Train your team in Mental Health First Aid within 3 weeks 

Every workplace needs a mental health first aider. Qualify your people and drive change towards better advice and support within the workplace.

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UK Government funded online course. Qualification accredited by TQUK & NCFE CACHE

Fully-funded accredited course

Free Online Course

Fully-funded by HM Government

100% Online

Learn from your home or office

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Expert tutor support available

3 Week Course

4-5 hours of weekly study

Do your part to help mitigate the effects of mental health by promoting a positive working culture.

Take action to help raise awareness and end stigma.

Our free mental health first aid course equips your staff with the confidence, skills and qualification to become a point of contact within the workplace.

All workplaces should ensure an employee is trained in mental health first aid

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Is it really free?

Save your training and development budget by utilising government funding

Each member of staff you wish to enrol must meet the eligibility criteria below to qualify for the funding.

We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

Eligibility criteria

Receive an accredited certificate

Nationally recognised qualification

Each employee receives an accredited certificate as a record of achievement and reward for for completing a nationally recognised qualification.

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Get involved and help create real difference to the mental health and wellbeing of those around you

The free online course is split into manageable units

Staff must successfully complete all units to be  awarded the level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid.

This unit will introduce learners to different types of mental ill health.

They will understand factors which may contribute to mental ill health and actions that can be taken.

The aim of this unit is to understand how to support individuals with mental ill health.

Learners will understand their responsibilities and how to protect their own mental health.

Learners will know about relevant legislation.

They will understand mentally healthy environments and wellness action plans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

We hope to get you started within 24 hours of completing the full enrolment process but this can vary depending on the learning provider.

Register interest and a course advisor will be in touch to provide you with more specific details.

The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level. Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

I am not a nurse or a counsellor. But after studying the Mental Health First Aid course, I am here to listen, reassure and respond to whoever needs a chat.

Penny Braker

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