Mental Health Training & Awareness

Mental Health First Aid Training

What is Mental Health First Aid?

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.

Stress, Anxiety & Depression

These are the biggest causes of workplace sick leave in the UK. Mental health problems are responsible for 91 million working days lost each year. Employers across the UK are acting to support the wellbeing and mental health of their employees. Would you like to do the same? This is where Oakleaf can help.

Our next open course dates:

Half-day MHFA refresher course: Tues 3rd October 2023, 9am-1pm via Teams. (For anyone who has completed a 2-day course over 3 years ago and would like to renew their skills and update their knowledge.)

2-day Adult MHFA: Mon 30 & Tues 31 October 2023 (Guildford Borough Council, Millmead GU2 4BB)

1-day and half-day MHFA: on request- please enquire (online or in-person)

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


To find out more or book your place, email Jen:

“I completed the 2-day MHFA course with Oakleaf during the pandemic. I found the course incredibly interesting and helpful, I learnt so much and feel confident I have the knowledge to be able to help and advise anyone in need of support. The course was very engaging, and the instructor was fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend this course, it’s such so important to have a mental health first aider at companies (especially after the pandemic) and knowing the cost of the course goes straight back to Oakleaf makes it even more worthwhile.”
– Victoria Creswick, Redbox Group
“Myself and two of my colleagues took part in the 2 day Mental Health First Aid Course arranged by Oakleaf. Before going into the course we all felt a little out of our depth when it comes to helping people that might be struggling with their mental health. However now we feel a lot more confident in assisting someone who may be in crisis or struggling with their mental health. It can be a very taboo topic and something that a lot of us feel intimidated to approach but it is a very important one and something that a large number of people struggle with. It was a great course, one I would definitely recommend to take part in if you have the opportunity to.”
– Amy Tilley, Lovetts Solicitors

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 (Half-day)


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

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Click the icon above for a PDF booklet with more in-depth information on each training option.

By choosing to do your MHFA training through Oakleaf you will not only be looking after your employees’ or members’ wellbeing but also supporting Oakleaf and therefore helping individuals who are struggling with mental ill-health.

Email: Jen Clay at
to arrange your Mental Health First Aid training through Oakleaf!

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

Oakleaf Associate Trainer:

We are delighted to be working with experienced mental health facilitator Emma Saccomani to deliver bespoke workplace mental health and wellbeing training to businesses. Available courses include Managing our mental health in challenging times and Manager mental health essentials, with options ranging from one hour to a full day.
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 Clay:

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