Mental Health First Aid England

Sometimes, finding your motivation can be a little tricky. Become the change you want to see, and join our growing number of Mental Health First Aiders with the Virgin Active Academy.

Why become a certified mental health first aider?

Mental health matters. It’s one of the most talked-about topics in the workplace, and being able to spot the signs when someone needs a helping hand is becoming a widely sought-after skill to have. 

Our Mental Health First Aid course is open to anyone. With people at the heart of everything we do, our qualified instructors will work with you to identify the key signs that trigger mental health issues, training you to become a better listener while building up the confidence to offer the best support to others. 


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Why take your mental health first aid course with the Virgin Active Academy?

We’ve come a long way in talking about mental health, but believe we can still do better. That's why we've joined forces with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to deliver their leading mental health first aid course at the Virgin Active academy, offering friendly, professional guidance every step of the way. 

At the end of the course you will have:

  • An in-depth understanding of the factors that affect mental health.
  • The skills to help identify the signs and symptoms for a range of mental health conditions.
  • Learned how to listen in a non-judgemental way and hold supportive conversations.
  • Learned how to spot the red flags to signpost people to professional help, recognising your role as a Mental Health First Aider.

While this course will not teach you how to become a counsellor or provide ongoing support or diagnosis, you can become an essential point of contact to reassure a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be able to qualify through tutor assessment and online modules. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate on the day of the face-to-face course. If you complete your course online, a digital certificate will be generated.

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Getting started with mindfulness 

Having open and honest conversations with others about how they're feeling begins with understanding your own mental health and wellbeing. If you’re ready to train to become a mental health first aider, make sure you’re looking after yourself so that you can help to support and empower others. 
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Course cost & dates Speak to our team today and get started on your journey with the Virgin Active academy.

Our MHFA England course runs for 2 days between 09:00-17:00 at Mansion House, London.

Cost: £340


  • Thursday 26th - Friday 27th October 2023
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