Mental Health Awareness
Training Course

The Mental Health Awareness training is a half day course designed to be an ideal starting point to learn about mental health

This Mental Health Awareness course, delivered by live webinar, has been created by MHFA England. However, unlike the Mental Health First Aider courses, it can be delivered to delegates across the whole of the UK. 

It serves as an ideal first step in the journey to learning about mental health. The Mental Health Awareness course is beneficial for all staff to undertake in order to build the solid foundations that underpin your company’s Mental Health Policy in your workplace.  

Invest in mental health for the benefit of your organisation.

Contact me to discuss your training needs.



Contact me to discuss your organisation’s training needs and arrange to set up your Mental Health Awareness course


Once your course has been set up, all the training materials will be sent out to the participants ready for the training webinar


Attend my 3½ hours training webinar to learn the topics which are outlined in the course structure shown below


This course raises awareness of mental health. I will teach participants: 

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue


(MHFA England values this course at £125 per person.)

The cost of the training course with me as your instructor, including all materials, manual and certificate, is at a discounted rate of £90 per participant.

A 10% discount is applied to group bookings of eight or more delegates and, therefore, is priced at £81 per participant.

The Mental Health Awareness course is 3½ hours long. 

Normally, the core learning time of the webinar runs from 09:30 – 13:00.

However, alternative times can be arranged if flexibility is needed for your organisation’s courses

This is a common question, mainly due to the fact that the Mental Health First Aid courses are strictly licensed for separate countries. The Awareness course is not licensed by MHFA International and therefore is not restricted in the same way.

The Mental Health Awareness course is an ideal foundation course that complements both MHFA England and MHFA Wales Mental Health First Aid courses.


Ideally, all members of staff should complete this course as it will broaden mental health knowledge and understanding in your organisation. Alongside your staff trained in Mental Health Awareness, a target of 10% of staff trained in Mental Health First Aid will provide an ideal support network for mental health in your organisation.

At this time, only online courses are available due to Covid. I do not anticipate on delivering classroom based courses for the foreseeable future.

The course is designed to raise awareness of mental health and mental illnesses. 

The course structure is outlined below in more detail.


 Ellender has fantastic communication skills and is able to promote some very serious topics in a way that grasps your attention and makes you want to know more! Ellender is approachable, encouraging and very mindful of any impact of the subject on participants. 

Annie Isherwood - Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager, Wales and West Region, Network Rail

how the mental health awareness course is delivered

This is a half day course delivered via online video conferencing, either Zoom or Microsoft Teams, which takes approximately 3½ hours.

I teach the topics through a mix of presentation, group discussions and workshop activities in the webinar breakout rooms.

I limit numbers to a maximum of 16 people per course so that, as your instructor, I can keep participants’ welfare safe and supported while they learn, 

All participants who complete the course receives:

Mental Health Awareness
Course Structure

Webinar: 3½ hours

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental Health Continuum
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions:

› Depression

› Anxiety disorders

› Psychosis

› Eating disorders

› Suicide

› Self-harm

  • Recovery
  • Take 10 Together – starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Useful statistics
  • Helpful resources


Start your organisation’s mental health training journey by contacting me to discuss how I can help