MHFA training courses were first developed in Australia in 2001. In the years since, it has evolved into a global movement with licensed programmes in 24 countries and counting. Over two million people have been trained in MHFA skills worldwide. MHFA came to England in 2007 and was launched under the Department of Health: National Institute of Mental Health in England (NIMHE) as part of a national approach to improving public mental health.
Every MHFA course is delivered by a qualified instructor who has completed the Instructor training programme and is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health
As an instructor I strive to provide a safe, inclusive learning environment and I am trained to support people throughout the whole course
The courses are written by experts, grounded in research, and tested by people with lived experience of mental ill health. Research and evaluation shows that MHFA courses make a lasting difference in people’s knowledge and confidence around mental health