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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) - Level 2 Certificate

Become a mental health first aider & support people in need

Get trained and qualified in mental health first aid for free. As a mental health first aider you will be able to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

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Mental Health First Aid - Free Online Course - Free Courses in England

Fully-funded by HM Government. Nationally Recognised Qualification Accredited by NCFE CACHE

uk government funded course

Free Online Course

Fully-funded by HM Government

100% Online

Enrol & learn from your home or office

Expert Support

Expert tutor support available

3 Week Course

4-5 hours of weekly study

Mental health first aid in the workplace

Do your part to help mitigate the effects of mental health by promoting positivity and potentially providing support. 

Takes action to help raise awareness and end stigma.

Our mental health first aid course equips you with the confidence, skills and qualification to become a point of contact within the workplace.

32% of full-time employees in the UK have suffered from mental health problems while at work

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Why it's free - Free Courses in England

Is it really free?

Simple answer – if you meet the eligibility criteria below, then, yes! No fee, no card details and no trial periods… 

We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

Eligibility Criteria

Receive an accredited NCFE CACHE certificate

The certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing a nationally recognised qualification.

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Get involved and help create real difference to the mental health and wellbeing of those around you

The free online course is split into 3 manageable units

Successfully complete all units to be awarded the level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid

Exploring mental health

This unit will introduce learners to different types of mental ill health.

They will understand factors which may contribute to mental ill health and actions that can be taken.

How to support individuals

The aim of this unit is to understand how to support individuals with mental ill health.

Learners will understand their responsibilities and how to protect their own mental health.

Mentally healthy environments

Learners will know about relevant legislation.

They will understand mentally healthy environments and wellness action plans.

Free course sample

Download the sample workbook and get a taste of the free course content

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Louise Foxall
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Incredibly easy to enrol. Allocated a tutor to assist if needed. Online coursework really easy to follow, with questions to evidence learning.
Rachel Halamandres
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Delighted to be able to enrol on a course to give me the tools to help people experiencing mental health crises. I found the enrolment process easy and Emma was supportive and encouraging throughout!
Stuart Smith
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Very well organised. Easy to use, and very good courses. Would highly recommend
Thomas Stanton
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Well explained by the tutor. Good support available. Material easy to read and navigate. Website for assessments very straight forward.
Sam Bethel
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Everyone I spoke to have been lovely and super helpful!! Very quick and easy. Highly recommend!!
Christine Webb
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Quickly set up and speedy dispatch of course materials meant I could start studying as soon as it was convenient.
Emma Osborne
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Would 100% recommend this service to anyone looking to add to their cv and skillset for boosting job opportunities.

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Is the course definitely free?

If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

When can I start the free online course?

You can start as soon as your enrolment form and induction have been completed.

The process takes under 10 minutes!

How long will the free online course take?

The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level. Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Is it all online?

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

Is the qualification recognised by employers?

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

How many free online courses can I take?

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

Do I need to sit an Exam?

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

Why am I required to upload such personal information?

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

Related qualifications you can progress to

Successfully complete this qualification and you could progress to:

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