Mental Health Training & Awareness

Mental Health First Aid Training

MHFA is an internationally-recognised training course that helps you manage wellbeing and minimise the impact of mental ill-health on work and life. The training courses teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.

We have training options to suit a range of timescales and budgets, designed to benefit employees, line managers, HR professionals and senior leaders alike–to empower all your people to meet challenges in the organisation head on.

To see a PDF booklet with more in-depth information on each training option, click here. To find out more or book your place, email Jen:

Our next open course dates:

2-day Adult MHFA certification course: 16th & 17th September at Guildford Borough Council offices. 

1-day MHFA Champions course: upon request, please enquire

Half-day MHFA Refresher course: upon request, please enquire. For anyone who has completed a 2-day course over 3 years ago and would like to renew their skills and update their knowledge.

Half-day MHFA: on request- please enquire (in-person)

Half Day Course


+VAT per person and is an introductory session to raise awareness of mental health

One Day Course


+VAT per person and will qualify you as a MHFA Champion

Two Day Course


+VAT per person and will qualify you as a MHFA Health First Aider

Refresher Course


+VAT per person, open to all who completed a 2-day course over three years ago. Renew your skills and update your knowledge

Mental Health Awareness Sessions

In addition to Mental Health First Aid training, Oakleaf offers several mental health awareness session options to give employees increased knowledge, awareness and confidence to support the mental health and wellbeing of their colleagues and themselves.

“We have been very pleased with the sessions delivered by Oakleaf on Mental Health Awareness. We have run several sessions, some aimed at our line managers specifically and others which invited all employees to participate. Jen Clay, our presenter, was able to tailor the sessions to our needs and focus the presentations on relevant topics for our organisation, balancing the sometimes difficult topic of discussing mental health with compassion and understanding. Feedback from individuals has been extremely positive and we look forward to continuing to work with Oakleaf in the future.”


– Kayleigh, Head of Human Resources at the Salvation Army International Headquarters

“The session (2-hour Introduction to Mental Health Awareness) was very insightful and helpful. I will definitely use some of the tools to improve mental health in my workplace.”


– Samantha Busingye, Care Manager at IRC Care Services

We are delighted to be working with experienced mental health facilitator Emma Saccomani to deliver bespoke workplace mental health and wellbeing training to businesses.


A learning and development professional with 25 years of experience delivering training in a range of settings, Emma aims to get workplaces and communities addressing challenging topics and building the foundations of a mentally healthy workplace.


As with our MHFA training, the proceeds from all courses booked through Oakleaf are reinvested back into the charity to support the mental health of the local community.


For more information and pricing, please contact Jen:

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