Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

What is the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid.


MHFA England training provides participants with the skills and confidence to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right support


MHFA England’s mission is to help people develop the skills to look after their own and others’ wellbeing and reduce the stigma associated with mental ill health.


MHFA is an internationally recognised course, taught in 25 countries around the world. There are now over 2.6 million people trained in MHFA skills worldwide

Did you know?

  • One in four people in the UK will experience at least one diagnosable mental health issue in any one year (Health & Social Care Information Centre, 2009)
  • Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 20 to 49 (Office for National Statistics, 2015)
  • Mental ill health is responsible for the largest burden of ill health in the UK, representing 28% of the total burden, compared to 16% for cancer and 16% for heart disease (Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2013)
  • At any one time one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or issues relating to stress (Centre for Mental Health, 2010)
  • Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year – the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce. This figure consists of £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 bilion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 billion in replacing staff who leave their jobs for mental health-related reasons (Centre for Mental Health, 2017)
  • Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Work-related stress alone accounted for 45% of all working days lost to ill health in 2015/16 (Health and Safety Executive, 2017)
  • 76% of line managers believe they are responsible for employee wellbeing, but only 22% have received training (BITC, Mental Health at Work Report , 2016)

Courses we offer

Instructor Profile - Neil

‘Mental Health First Aid England has approved Neil Graves, on behalf of LC Partnership Ltd to deliver Adult MHFA courses.’

The Instructor Member badge is a symbol to signify the MHFA England Instructor Membership. This is the accreditation badge to demonstrate that our trainer is approved to deliver the only licensed MHFA courses in England.

Neil is a former Army Medic who served a total of 23 years, working in both medical and training throughout his career. Since completing his service he has moved into the Education and Training sector, firstly in the logistics sector, where he is well tuned into the needs of businesses when it comes to both training and employee Well-being and now working as a Mental Health Instructor, Management Consultant and assessor.

Neil has a passion for Mental Health Awareness and training and so after completing the MHFA course in 2019, the next logical step was to offer some of his experiences and skills in delivering the course to others.

Who are our courses aimed at?

These courses are aimed at both individuals and organisations.  

Organisations are encouraged to contact LC Partnership Ltd directly as we may be able to deliver directly to their staff on work premises as this may prove to be more cost effective for them.  Alternatively they can ask their employees to book individually.

Individuals are encouraged to book their courses online and choose the dates they are interested in attending.  Once courses are available, they can book the course by clicking on the dates shown below.  This will take them to our eventbrite page where they will be able to purchase the course.


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, organisations and individuals are required to contact Neil directly to enquire about booking onto the newly accredited online Mental Health First Aid course.  

Please see the flyer below for his contact details: