We recommend you update your browser to ensure a safe and engaging experience on our website.

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Who is it aimed at?

All Staff

What are the objectives?

This course aims to equip learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide mental health first aid to an individual in need. A range of topics will be covered over the duration of the course including:

  • An introduction to mental health
  • Stigma, risk factors and early intervention
  • Depression, suicidal thoughts and self-harm
  • Anxiety, panic attacks and traumatic experiences
  • Psychosis and psychotic episodes
  • Substance use
  • Crisis first aid and the MHFA action plan
  • Application of the MHFA action plan

How will it make a difference?

This course will give learners an insight into some key mental health conditions, including their signs, symptoms and risk factors. Learners will learn to appropriately assess a situation, listen non-judgmentally, give support and signpost an individual to further help. Learners will have the opportunity to practice the skills they have developed through role play and discussion. Learners should complete the course feeling confident to support a friend, colleague or family member during a mental health crisis.

Delivery method:



5 self-directed e-learning modules (approx. 5hrs). Two live 3-hour webinars Webinars will be spaced one week apart with modules 1-3 to be completed before webinar one and modules 4 and 5 to be completed before webinar two.


£108+VAT pp

How to apply:

If you work for Carmarthenshire County Council (CCC) and are logged into a CCC device – PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, complete this application form.

If you work for the Council but do NOT have access to a CCC device or an email address your line manager will need to apply on your behalf.

Council employees cannot apply for any courses from their own personal device.

Partners, agency staff or people who do not work for the Council cannot apply for this course.

The online application system will only show courses that are actively open to book a place on. If the course you are interested in isn’t listed you can register an interest with the Learning and Development team, email: <span class="word-break-mobile">learninganddevelopment@carmarthenshire.gov.uk</span>.

Find out more information on how to make and manage your application. If you need any assistance or have a query please email the Learning & Development Team.

Page updated: 01/06/2021 16:28:30