Online INSET: MHFA Mental Health Awareness Certification

MHFA Certificate

“The MHFA course was fantastic, and it was good to discuss MH issues in such detail. The instructor was ever so considerate and mindful about making sure everyone felt comfortable throughout the course.”

Anjali, Teacher, Saracen’s Multi School Academy Trust

Would you know how to help?

Individual teachers can book on our Online MHFA Mental Health Awareness Training will be held  in Mental Health Awareness week on 20/5/20 for more details & pricing please email office@jmcinset.com

One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19.

In an average group of 30 15-year-olds:
• Seven are likely to have been bullied
• Six may be self-harming
• One could have experienced the death of a parent

Now more than ever record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, social isolation, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people.

We have a full range of Mental Health & Wellbeing INSET training available as online or in school training for more details click this link 

MHFA: Learn to support young people

MHFA CertificateINSET Rationale

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a nationally accredited mental health training organisation that will teach you and your staff how to identify and understand the various components of mental health and wellbeing. We train the adults in a young person’s life to have the skills and confidence to step in, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, they can speed up a young person’s recovery, stop issues from developing into a crisis, and ultimately save lives.

But more than that, by giving these adults the information and skills to look after their own mental health, we want them to set an example for young people. We want adults to be able to show young people that mental ill health is a part of life in just the same way as physical ill health, that it’s OK to talk about and it’s OK to ask for help.

Meet the core standards

This course helps meet the recommended core standards for a healthy workplace as set out for all employers in the Government’s Thriving at Work report.

Safe learning environment

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Internationally recognised qualification 

You will be joining a global community of over 3 million people around the world who have trained in MHFA skills. In England alone hundreds of thousands of people have already been trained.

Evidence based training 

The MHFA course is written by experts, grounded in research, and tested by people with lived experience of mental ill health. Research and evaluation show that MHFA England courses make a lasting difference in people’s knowledge and confidence around mental health.

INSET Outline

This introductory four-hour virtual session raises awareness of mental health. It covers:
• What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
• A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
• An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
• Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

By the end of this 4-hour virtual learning course staff will be able to:

1 Identify how mental health can vary according to backgrounds, experiences, genetics, and socio-economic factors
2 Identify how mental health can move around a spectrum or quadrant of need and support
3 Recognise stigma and be more prepared to dismantle this at every opportunity
4 Gain an introductory level of understanding of Anxiety, GAD, Bi-polar Disorder, Depression, Psychosis including Schizophrenia.
5 Develop listening and support skills to enable recovery


INSET Format

This 4 hour MHFA Course is delivered virtually by Zoom
Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.
Everyone who completes the course gets:
• A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware
• A manual to refer to whenever you need it
• A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

If you are a School leader looking to book this training for a group of staff at your school please email office@jmcinset.com 

Who is this INSET for?

• Teachers
• TA’s
• SBM’s
• SLT
• Other support staff

“Thank you so much for this morning, it was absolutely brilliant and incredibly useful, lots of staff are giving very positive feedback.”

Nishi Kapoor, Deputy Head Pastoral, Northbridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep

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