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Brighton & Hove - MHFA: Mental Health First Aid

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 09:30 - Friday, 22 June 2018 at 17:00

Brighton & Hove - MHFA: Mental Health First Aid

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Funded Place: Public Health, Brighton & Hove City Council   more info 20 Jun 2018 £16.00 £0.00
MHFA - Standard Cost 20 Jun 2018 £239.00 £0.00
MHFA - 10% Discount
A 10% discount is available to organisations that are voluntary/charitable AND/OR have less than 50 employees.
20 Jun 2018 £215.10 £0.00

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Event Details

Course running June 21st - 22nd 2018, 9.30am - 5.00pm, attendance necessary on both days


Eligibility for a funded (£16) training place

These training places are funded by Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council. To be eligible for a funded place you need to be working in the Brighton & Hove area with people in vulnerable or high risk groups - details of groups on the booking page. As a guide, training places are initially limited to 3 places per course, per organisation. However, for larger organisations further places may be available.

The following exclusion criteria apply to eligibility for funded places:

  • People not working or volunteering within Brighton & Hove City (City boundary here)
  • Staff working in traditional Adult Social Care roles
  • Employees of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

If you are unsure about your eligibility for a funded place, or would like further information please contact Grassroots Suicide Prevention directly.


Course Content


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.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

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, their school 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.


Mental Health First Aiders have: 

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix


Participants on MHFA courses come from a wide range of backgrounds. It is suitable for people with lived experience of mental health issues or illness, family members wanting to gain more understanding of what a relative is going through, employers, and people who are likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health problems, such as police, ambulance staff or community workers.

Click here for a further overview of course content.


Getting to the Venue

Located in the centre of town, the venue is easily accessible by public transport. if travelling by bus please use the North Street stops and take the short walk down Ship Street. If arriving by train, the Friends Meeting House is a 10 minute walk from Brighton Railway Station. The nearest car park is in Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Regency Road, Brighton BN1 2RT.

Disabled Parking: There are two designated Blue Badge parking bays in Ship Street which are about 50m from the entrance to our grounds.

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Timings & Breaks

The course runs from 9.30am to 5pm on both days. It is important you arrive promptly– we promise to finish on time!  We will have refreshment breaks during the session and drinks and biscuits will be provided. Lunch is NOT provided, so please bring your own or visit a nearby cafe. 



  • If you are unable to attend due to illness you will need to send us a copy of a medical certificate for cancellation fees to be waived.
  • Delegate substitutions can be made at any time without charge.

1. Paying Places

Cancellation with more than 4 weeks’ notice – 10% charge
Cancellation with 1-4 weeks’ notice – 50% charge
Less than 1 week’s notice – no refund

2. Public Health Brighton & Hove City Council Funded Places

If you have been allocated a Public Health Brighton & Hove City Council funded place it is our policy to charge a fee (currently £50 for ASIST) for non-attendance with less than one week’s notice. This is because there are certain costs that we incur in organising the course and these are non-refundable at short notice. We have introduced this policy because if we are unable to demonstrate good attendance to our funders it will be more difficult to secure future funding for these courses.



Whole Courses

Whole Courses can be a cost-effective way of training your team in your own venue. If your organisation is based in Brighton & Hove and works with at risk target groups we may be able to offer a discount based on the allocation of funded places. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs, and possible discounts and funding options. 


Do you have questions about Brighton & Hove - MHFA: Mental Health First Aid? Contact Grassroots Suicide Prevention

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Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
BN1 1AF Brighton
United Kingdom

Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 09:30 - Friday, 22 June 2018 at 17:00

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Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Grassroots Suicide Prevention delivers training that saves lives. Very few, if any of us, are untouched by suicide. We believe that suicide is a community health problem and that suicide can be prevented.



We promote and deliver ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), a 2 day workshop that teaches a model of suicide first aid. 


We offer a range of training programmes to complement ASIST, including SafeTALK (Suicide Alertness), One in Four (Mental Health Awareness) and Self Injury (Understanding & Working with Self Injury).



We are very happy to deliver courses in-house to your organisation; please ring or e-mail us to find out more.

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