1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year
Mental illness is the second-largest source of burden of disease in England. Mental illnesses are more common, long-lasting and impactful than other health conditions. But approximately only 1 in 8 adults who need help are currently getting any kind of treatment.
You are more likely to come across someone having suicidal thoughts than someone having a heart attack.
Would you know how to help?
Become a mental health first aider
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course. It teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA England training won’t teach you to be a therapist. But just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. MHFA England courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards and every course is delivered by a quality assured Instructor Member who has attended an MHFA England Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.