Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised, accredited course designed to help you identify, understand and support a person who maybe developing or have a mental health problem. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, MHFA helps us identify the crucial signs of mental ill-health and respond appropriately.

This is a 2 day course which will discuss in depth about individual mental health conditions and how to apply MHFA in each instance. The conditions covered include depression, anxiety disorders (including eating disorders, self-harm, and obsessive compulsive disorder), personality disorders and psychosis. It also covers suicide.

MHFA, like first aid, can be applied in your work place and your personal life and help give you the confidence to respond to mental health crises in a safe and appropriate way.

The course will be delivered by one of The Cellar Trusts Mental Health Support and Development Specialists and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology from Notre Dame College, Leeds.

For more information, download our MHFA leaflet here.

Course dates

We will be running courses on the following dates at our main building in Shipley:

  • 9am-5pm, Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 January
  • 9am-5pm, Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 February
  • 9am-5pm, Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 March


The RRP for this course is £300pp however we are currently able to offer this course at a subsidised rate.

  • Voluntary sector Orgs £50pp or £60pp for line managers
  • Public & Private sector £150pp or £160pp for line managers

There is an extra cost for line managers due to an additonal resource pack.

To Book

If you would like to book onto one of our courses or have any queries, please email