Mental Health First Aid Training
St John Ambulance is working with Mental Health First Aid
England to provide courses which will help raise awareness of
mental health, enabling people to support themselves and others to
aid recovery. Our courses are designed to cut stigma through
education and increase the provision of care for those who have a
What courses do we have available?
Adult MHFA One Day Course (for those wanting to gain
a greater awareness of mental health)
Adult MHFA Two Day Course (for those wanting to
recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health illnesses
and effectively guide a person towards the right support)
What is the impact of mental illness on the workplace?
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental
illness each year. In 2016, 15.8 million UK work days were lost due
to mental illness.*
The largest causes of sickness absence for our county’s
workforce is depression, stress, and anxiety. Mental illness costs
UK businesses around £35 billion every year, this equates to £10.6
billion lost to sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced
productivity, and £3.1 billion in substituting staff members who
vacate their roles due to mental illness.**
How effective are the MHFA courses?
Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in a
MHFA course raises awareness of mental illnesses, encourages early
intervention to aid recovery, increases confidence in dealing with
mental illnesses and reduces stigma.
Research suggests that improving UK workplace mental health
management could reduce employers’ losses attributed to mental
illness by 30%, collectively saving £8 billion a year.
*Office of National Statistics