Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health problem. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, mental health first aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

MHFA training is an intensive 12 hour course delivered over 2 days. Both days have to be attended to qualify as a Mental Health First Aider.

The Course dates are as follows and booking is essential. All courses to be held at Wandsworth Town Hall in Room 140 or 145. Please sign in at Marble Hall Reception and check room location on the board.

Follow the link below to book a place:…

Select a date on the Eventbrite Button to select your Day 1 start date and it will automatically book your day 2 as below.

Course B Monday 17th February and Friday 21st February ( Both days must be attended) 10-5pm

Course C Monday 24th February and Tuesday 25th February ( Both days must be attended) 10-5pm

Course D Monday 9th March and Wednesday 11th March ( Both days must be attended) 10-5pm

Course E Monday 16th March and Friday 20th March ( Both days must be attended) 10-5pm

Course F Monday 23rd March and Friday 27th March ( Both days must be attended) 10-5pm

Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in 28 countries, the MHFA course teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide those towards the right support services.

By learning to recognise the signs that someone may be unwell, you may be able to provide initial help, to guide a person towards appropriate professional help, and in its most powerful form, save a life by learning basic suicide intervention skills.

What will I learn on an MHFA course?

The MHFA course will teach you to:

· Spot the early warning signs of a mental health problem

· Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem

· Provide help on a first aid basis

· Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others

· Help stop a mental illness from getting worse

· Help someone recover faster

· Guide someone towards the right support

· Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

MHFA training is an intensive 12 hour course delivered over 2 days. The course is aimed at those without specialist mental health training who might encounter mental health issues in the course of their work, volunteering or within their family and friends network.

About the Trainer:

Kirstie Sheehy BA (Hons), M.A, AAPM

Kirstie Sheehy is a Criminologist and a Mental Health Trainer of International and Nationally accredited courses. Kirstie has been delivering and writing training packages for 25 years and is a qualified City and Guilds Teacher for Adult Learners.

Kirstie has developed and managed a large number of award winning and highly acclaimed projects involving offenders, homeless individuals, those with substance misuse issues and mental health problems in both the voluntary and statutory sector for over 25 years.

Kirstie is a licensed MHFA Standard and MHFA Lite Trainer approved by MHFA England™ and has been delivering MHFA training for many years. Kirstie has been delivering MHFA in Wandsworth since 2011 and trained thousands of First Aiders.

More recently she has written and delivered 8 bespoke training modules for Wandsworth and Richmond Borough Council for their MECC workforce development training called ‘Healthy Communities’.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The MHFA 2 day course is for trainees aged 18 and over

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is no parking at Wandsworth Town Hall. Please use the postcode SW18 2PU to search for parking and transport links.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring refreshments and lunch/snacks with you as lunch is unfortunately not provided. We will be having breaks including a lunch break and there are plenty of places for buy lunch nearby.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes certainly. Please contact your trainer Kirstie Sheehy directly

What's the refund policy?

Your course has been fully funded by Wandsworth and Richmond Borough Council and is FREE to trainees.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No Kirstie will have a list of attendees.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes please contact your trainer Kirstie Sheehy directly

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes if you cannot make the course then please let us know as soon as possible as there is always a waiting list. If a friend or colleague wants to attend instead please let them know the details.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes thats fine. The ticket is transferrable.