Mental Health First Aid (Adult)

Designed for workers and managers to raise awareness and offer practical solutions

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to Identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue.  

We offer 2 day "First Aider" courses, as well as 1 day "Champion" and 3 hour awareness programmes to suit your needs.  

Courses are certificated through MHFA England

We can help you make the most of wellbeing at work.

Click on the tabs to learn more about our Mental Health First Aid Courses, certified through MHFA England.

  • 2 day First Aider
  • 1 day Champion
  • half day Awareness

Become a "Mental Health First Aider" 

This two day programme is delivered in house to a maximum of 16 of your staff.   

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
  • Depression and suicidal crisis
  • Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self harm
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental health issue from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Help reduce the stigma of mental ill health
  • Feel confident in helping someone experiencing a mental health issue

Participants on MHFA courses come from a wide range of backgrounds, from family members, to employers, people with lived experience of mental ill health, and people who are likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health issues, such as police, ambulance staff or community workers.

Here's what some of our clients have to say about us

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Helen Mather Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group
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Sian White Health and Safety, Halfords
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Julia Nicholls Learning & Development, Corporate Health, Injeus
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Claire Hill Project Co-ordinator, Staff Mental Health Pilot, Barnardo's
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Jason Hodges Health and Safety Manager, Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council
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Karen Morris Assistant Director People - Midlands & South West, Barnardo's
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Harriet Shannon Festivals Operation Executive, Oxfam
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Kelly Dummer National Programme Manager - HITZ, Premiership Rugby

Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group

Oakwood deliver both Mental Health and Personal Safety courses for us. They really understand the issues our staff have in their roles and were able to adapt to this rather than just a generic off the shelf module. All I can say is how pleased I am with the work they have been doing with us since 2016. The feedback from staff is not just excellent, but how it adds value to what they are doing.

Health and Safety, Halfords

The Oakwood training team provided our Managers from the Distribution Centres with a two day Mental Health First Aid course. The training was engaging, informative and gave all of us involved a real insight into the many issues that seem to be part of every day life now. Without exception all members fed back at the end of the course that they now feel better equipped and able to help support colleagues, friends or family in the future. As for the trainers well what can I say other than they very quickly gaged the group dynamics and delivered two days that although at times due to the subject matter was hard with light and laughter so all I can say is a big Thank You and at every opportunity I would highly recommend Oakwood Training.

Learning & Development, Corporate Health, Ingues

Working with Oakwood has been a fantastic experience. From the first time we engaged with Oakwood, they have taken time and care to understand our business, the needs of our learners and the challenges they face. The sessions are interactive, tailored, and delivered with the utmost professionalism and passion. So far, over 90 staff have attended these sessions, and 100% have said how informative & inspirational they found the training. I would highly recommend Oakwood as a provider of choice for raising awareness & understanding of this important issue in your organisation.

Project Co-ordinator, Staff Mental Health Pilot, Barnardo's

A superb course. Excellent delivery, topics dealt with sensitively and engagingly. Looking forward to working with you again soon.

Health and Safety Manager, Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council

Oakwood Training provide brilliant and engaging trainers. The courses are designed so that the delegate is fully involved with lots of group activities and discussion, a great way to learn. It's easy booking courses with the admin team, nothing is too much trouble and courses can be tweaked to suit the group’s needs. The training style is very enjoyable and engaging, I would 100% recommend Oakwood Training.

Assistant Director People - Midlands & South West, Barnardo's

Fabulous trainers! Looking forward to embedding the learning in the organisation.

Festivals Operation Executive, Oxfam

The service was tailor made to our requests and Terry and Gemma were extremely helpful and friendly. The trainers were engaging and full of relevant life experiences. Both the bespoke Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health First Aid courses they delivered to our staff and volunteers were great. I would encourage Managers to spend their budget on worthwhile investment like staff mental well being and mental health training as there are still so many stigmas attached to mental health.

National Programme Manager - HITZ, Premiership Rugby

Oakwood are clearly passionate about the work they do, and that comes across in the training and the administrative function as well. Pre and post course contact has been great. Support and communication prior to the course was super efficient and informative, nothing was too much hassle. The training was really good as well, our team learnt a lot about different forms of mental health and ways to deal with different situations, which has made them more confident in their day to day work with young people. I would recommend to other organisations to use Oakwood!

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Helen Mather Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group

Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group

Oakwood deliver both Mental Health and Personal Safety courses for us. They really understand the issues our staff have in their roles and were able to adapt to this rather than just a generic off the shelf module. All I can say is how pleased I am with the work they have been doing with us since 2016. The feedback from staff is not just excellent, but how it adds value to what they are doing.

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Karen Morris Assistant Director People - Midlands & South West, Barnardo's

Assistant Director People - Midlands & South West, Barnardo's

Fabulous trainers! Looking forward to embedding the learning in the organisation.

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Claire Hill Project Co-ordinator, Staff Mental Health Pilot, Barnardo's

Project Co-ordinator, Staff Mental Health Pilot, Barnardo's

A superb course. Excellent delivery, topics dealt with sensitively and engagingly. Looking forward to working with you again soon.

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Julia Nicholls Learning & Development, Corporate Health, Injeus

Learning & Development, Corporate Health, Ingues

Working with Oakwood has been a fantastic experience. From the first time we engaged with Oakwood, they have taken time and care to understand our business, the needs of our learners and the challenges they face. The sessions are interactive, tailored, and delivered with the utmost professionalism and passion. So far, over 90 staff have attended these sessions, and 100% have said how informative & inspirational they found the training. I would highly recommend Oakwood as a provider of choice for raising awareness & understanding of this important issue in your organisation.

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Sian White Health and Safety, Halfords

Health and Safety, Halfords

The Oakwood training team provided our Managers from the Distribution Centres with a two day Mental Health First Aid course. The training was engaging, informative and gave all of us involved a real insight into the many issues that seem to be part of every day life now. Without exception all members fed back at the end of the course that they now feel better equipped and able to help support colleagues, friends or family in the future. As for the trainers well what can I say other than they very quickly gaged the group dynamics and delivered two days that although at times due to the subject matter was hard with light and laughter so all I can say is a big Thank You and at every opportunity I would highly recommend Oakwood Training.

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Harriet Shannon Festivals Operation Executive, Oxfam

Festivals Operation Executive, Oxfam

The service was tailor made to our requests and Terry and Gemma were extremely helpful and friendly. The trainers were engaging and full of relevant life experiences. Both the bespoke Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health First Aid courses they delivered to our staff and volunteers were great. I would encourage Managers to spend their budget on worthwhile investment like staff mental well being and mental health training as there are still so many stigmas attached to mental health.

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Jason Hodges Health and Safety Manager, Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council

Health and Safety Manager, Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council

Oakwood Training provide brilliant and engaging trainers. The courses are designed so that the delegate is fully involved with lots of group activities and discussion, a great way to learn. It's easy booking courses with the admin team, nothing is too much trouble and courses can be tweaked to suit the group’s needs. The training style is very enjoyable and engaging, I would 100% recommend Oakwood Training.

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Kelly Dummer National Programme Manager - HITZ, Premiership Rugby

National Programme Manager - HITZ, Premiership Rugby

Oakwood are clearly passionate about the work they do, and that comes across in the training and the administrative function as well. Pre and post course contact has been great. Support and communication prior to the course was super efficient and informative, nothing was too much hassle. The training was really good as well, our team learnt a lot about different forms of mental health and ways to deal with different situations, which has made them more confident in their day to day work with young people. I would recommend to other organisations to use Oakwood!