Mental Health First Aid Training Courses

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Music Support provides a range of mental health courses delivered by licensed instructors, accredited by Mental Health First Aid England. These courses are aimed at raising awareness of mental illness within the industry, enabling people to support themselves and others to aid recovery. 

Read testimonials from those who have taken our Mental Health First Aid courses here


Mental Health First Aid Course Information

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. Whilst MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening in the first place. 

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe. You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more. What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you. 

This course is delivered both face-to-face over two consecutive days or online in four sessions on four separate days.

The cost is £300 per delegate and you must attend all sessions to complete the course. If you are interested in securing a place or group booking, please enquire by emailing us at

Training Dates with availability:

October 16th – 27th (limited availability)    

  • Live Session 1 Monday 16th October 10am – 2pm
  • Live Session 2 Tuesday 17th October 10am – 2pm
  • Live Session 3 Thursday 26th October 10am – 2pm
  • Live Session 4 Friday 27th October 10am – 2pm

October 30th – November 8th (limited availability)  

  • Live Session 1 Monday 30th October 10am – 2pm
  • Live Session 2 Wednesday 1st November 10am – 2pm
  • Live Session 3 Monday 6th November 10am – 2pm
  • Live Session 4 Wednesday 8th November 10am – 2pm

MHFA bursaries for Freelancers

If you are a freelancer who works in tech or production or in a touring role, you may be eligible to apply to become a fully-accredited MHFAider with Music Support for FREE thanks to funding from our partners, Backup Tech, The Roadie Cookbook and Stagehand. Click here for further information and to apply.    

Other Available Courses:

Mental Health First Aid Refresher

This four-hour course is available either face-to-face or online.

If you are a Mental Health First Aider, you have skills for life that support you and the people around you. We believe that mental health should be treated equally to physical health and just like physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid training should be kept up to date. It is recommended by MHFA England that skills are refreshed every three years.

Our Refresher course will empower you to:

  • Keep your awareness of mental health supports current
  • Update your knowledge of mental health and what influences it
  • Practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
Our next Refresher course is taking place on  Wednesday 29th November (via Zoom) from 10am – 2pm. Please email us at if have any questions or would like to register to join us.


Mental Health First Aid Champion

This one-day Mental Health First Aid course is suitable for those who would like to gain awareness of mental illness. It enables you to understand common mental health illnesses to support your own mental health and the wellbeing of colleagues.

Mental Health Aware

This ½ day mental health aware course is suitable for those who would like to become more self-aware about their own mental health and to gain a basic awareness of mental health illnesses and how to help themselves and others around them.

For further information or questions on any of our courses please contact us on