Training dates

All MHFA Refresher training takes place online via Zoom.

17 November 2022, 09.30-13.30

19 January 2023, 09.30-13.30

21 June 2023, 09.30-13.30

Training overview

It is a requirement for all Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders) to undergo refresher training after three years since their last certification. This refresher course is aimed to support our existing MHFAiders by:

  • Renewing their skills
  • Updating their knowledge of mental health supports 
  • Giving them the chance to practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan 

Who should attend

This course is for existing MHFA Aiders only.

This training will enable you as a MHFAier to refresh your skills in the same way that physical first aiders do, while maintaining your confidence that you are performing your role as an MHFAider safely and effectively.

Key information

  • Half-day session
  • Facilitated by internal trainers
  • Takes place online via Zoom

Further information

You'll receive an MHFA refresher manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course.

You will also receive an attendance certificate from MHFA England to show you completed the training.

MHFA Refresher FAQs Accordion

MHFA Refresher FAQS

I am unable to book on the course, what should I do?

The number of spaces on the course is limited and we are prioritising MHFAiders based on when they originally trained. If you wish to remain a MHFAider but can't make the available dates or they are fully booked please email the EDIC team

Do I have to supply my own materials?

You will need to bring a pen and a notepad. A course manual and workbook is provided. 

When will I receive my certificate?

You will receive an e-certificate from MHFA England once the course is completed. 

What do I do if I don’t get my certificate?

You will need to email the EDI Centre.

What happens after the course?

Your name will continue to be displayed in the same places and you will be expected to continue to fulfil the role and responsibilities of a MHFAier. 

What other Continuing Professional Development (CPD) options are there?

One of the MHFA trainers organises regularly forums with MHFAiders to share learning and best practice.

What happens if no-one contacts me in my role as an MHFAider?

You are still an MHFAider and your skills are still essential. We encourage you to attend the regular termly meetings to maintain knowledge. You do not know when you may be called upon personally or professionally.

What should I do if I am unable to be an MHFAider for personal or professional reasons? Can I step down?

This is not ideal, however, we do appreciate life and work commitments mean that you are not able to do this. If you need to step down, please email the EDI Centre to be removed from the list.

How is my interaction as an MHFAider recorded?

An online form is being designed to enable MHFAiders to capture this information.  

I have lost my manual, can I get another one?

Yes, you can get a replacement manual for a fee of £30. To do this please email email the EDI Centre.

Netiquette for online training

  • To create a safe space for sharing and discussion it is important for delegates to be fully present and an active participant. For some of our training sessions, you will be required to keep your video cameras on. Please ensure that prior to attending the workshop you have a fully functioning camera and microphone. If you are having issues with your equipment, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Please ensure that you are in a private space where you can maintain confidentiality and the privacy of delegates.
  • To maintain confidentiality delegates will be asked to agree to keep what is said in the group, within the group, and not record or take screenshots/photos without permission. In addition to not post pictures or quotes from the session on social media or elsewhere without express permission of those involved.