If you’re looking to become a Mental Health First Aider or Mental Health Champion, our courses will help you expand and formalise your skills.

Whether you’re an existing mental health advocate or want to support your colleagues, friends, and family better, we have a course to meet your needs. You can learn more about our courses, the Eleos Advantage, and enrol to learn how to make a difference in the lives of those around you below.

Our students achieve an average increase in their knowledge of mental health of 58.6% and an increase in confidence of 59.5%.

The Eleos Advantage

Taking an MHFA course with us means you’ll also get three months free access to an additional six CPD-accredited online courses, which include:

  1. Manager Mental Health Awareness
  2. Self Care: Mental Fitness and Resilience
  3. Support and Communication
  4. Team Dynamics and Environment
  5. Sleep and Performance
  6. Disability and Mental Health

Completing the six expert-led, bite-size courses in our interactive online learning platform, Genesis, will earn you 18 CPD hours.



Over 15,000 individuals from FTSE 100 companies, Police, Fire & Rescue Services, and SMEs, have benefited from our training.

Our MHFA Courses

MHFA Champion Course

This one day online course trains you as an MHFA Champion, giving you:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

How does it work?


  • This is a one day course delivered via online video conferencing
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • Limited to 16 delegates


Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
  • Three months access to six additional CPD-accredited Manager Training Courses

MHFA Champion Course Dates

“The course really enlightened me and gave me the tools and confidence to assist others.” Manager, Michelin PLC

MHFA First Aider Course (New Syllabus)

Train as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) and receive three years of certification, plus access to ongoing benefits.

This course is ideal for individuals who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support. This is the new MHFA syllabus.

In addition to the course, you will get three months’ access to our CPD-accredited Manager Training Course and become part of the largest MHFAider® community in England, gaining access to resources, ongoing learning and 24/7 digital support through the MHFAider Support App®, to give you the tools and knowledge you need to carry out the role effectively and confidently, whether that be in your workplace, a volunteer role, or in the community.


Course Outcomes

As an MHFAider® you will be able to:

• Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
• Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports Practise active listening and empathy
• Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
• Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
• Practice self-care
• Know how to use the MHFAider Support App®
• Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England

You can see the course structure here



  • This is a two day course delivered via online video conferencing
  • Learners will be trained over four live sessions with our MHFA England Instructor, covering 14 hours of content in total
  • Learning takes place through a mix of instructor led training, group discussions, individual and group activities
  • Each session builds on the previous, enabling the learner to gain confidence in supporting others with a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn
  • We strive for all of our learning content to be as accessible and inclusive as possible


Everyone who completes this course gets:

  •  A workbook to support their learning throughout the course
  • A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it after completing the course
  • A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A digital MHFAider® certificate
  • Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years
  • Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events
  • The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England
  • Three months access to six additional CPD-accredited Manager Training Courses

MHFAider® Course Dates

Course Structure

Day one

Session 1

Mental Health First Aid  and the action plan
The MHFAider® role  and self-care
Helpful and unhelpful language
Useful models to support the role

Session 2

What influences mental health?
What is anxiety?
Crisis first aid
Active listening and empathy
What are eating disorders?
What is self-harm?
What is substance misuse?

Day two

Session 3

Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
What is depression?
What is suicide?
Crisis first aid continued
What is psychosis?

Session 4

Recovery and lived experience
Boundaries in the MHFAider® role
Moving forward in the MHFAider® role
My MHFA action plan

Your MHFA Trainers

Our instructors have an average student feedback rating of 98%

Mental Health Trainer
Tim Rushmere
Mental Health Trainer & Disability Specialist
Ramin Salehi

Please don’t take our word for it. Read what others say about our courses:

Mental Health Course Delegate

"Excellent course covering all areas of mental health. The course leaders, Tim, was AMAZING and delivered the course with the perfect balance of MHFA content and their personal insights/experiences. Left with an in-depth knowledge of how to identify, understand and recommend professional help to someone experiencing mental health issues."

Vetrun 180

"Amazing set of instructors and their own personal experience added to what they taught and put across. Both instructors we able to share life experiences with the group which made the course very real."

MHFA Champion Delegate

"The training was supported by experience from the group and Tim himself. The pace was right and ideas were explored without being rushed."

Nationwide Manager

"It raised some really key insights into how, as leaders, our shadow can spread amongst the team. The past experiences shared by the presenters really brought a greater depth to the subject and helped people open up more during the session."

MHFA Course Delegate

"The instructors were wonderful - open minded, respectful and full of enthusiasm. I really valued the examples and insights they shared about their experiences of mental health. They made me feel very welcome - which in turn helped me to learn."

Kristin Seljeflot

"A a great instructor, giving lots of sensitive guidance and encouraging a lot of thought provoking discussion."

MHFA Champion Delegate

"The experience and openness of everyone in the room, including Tim, was really beneficial to my experience."

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service – Station Manager

“I’m feeling better prepared to support my colleagues if and when they need me. Honestly one of the best things I’ve done through work!”

MHFA Champion Delegate

"Very well ran, well-led course. Great material. Confident trainer."

Mark Pierson, Head of Group Incident Management & Physical Security, Nationwide

“Really positive. The most common theme has been ‘more please’ and ‘how can we build on this!”

MHFA Champion Delegate

Tim created a great atmosphere with real-life examples that brought the theory to life and helped us all to memorise the practical examples he shared with us.

Chief Inspector Jackie Dunbar, Wellbeing Lead, Police Scotland

“The organisation and particularly our leaders have benefitted”

MHFA Champion Delegate

“The course really enlightened me and gave me the tools and confidence to assist others.”

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service – Firefighter

"My tool box is a little heavier going forward, but I am equipped with some new tools to make it healthier.”

MHFA Champion Delegate

Tim was really great. He brought so much to the training that allowed open conversation around topics and we found this very helpful.

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