Mental Health First Aid Course

Our Mental Health First Aid courses provide the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to support and assist friends, relatives, students or colleagues facing mental health challenges.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

In 2015 Richmond Foundation became licensed as the Mental Health First Aid provider for Malta. Mental Health First Aid is an international programme proven to be effective. It was developed in 2000 by Betty Kitchener, an educator and mental health consumer, in partnership with Professor Tony Jorm, a mental health researcher. Their aim was to extend the concept of first aid training to include mental health problems so that community members were empowered to provide better initial support to people who are developing or experiencing a mental health problem.

Our Courses

We offer a range of courses tailored towards adults. Our courses will equip you with the updated knowledge, skills and abilities appropriate to provide the necessary assistance and guidance to support people facing mental health challenges to lift themselves from the negative situations that they find themselves in and to seek help.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is based on the international MHFA Guidelines. The Standard MHFA course teaches members of the public how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course is designed for people who have frequent contact with young people. The course is most relevant in situations where an adult becomes aware of symptoms that might indicate that a young person is developing a mental health problem or are in a mental health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid training is delivered by the trainers of Richmond Foundation who are official Mental Health First Aid instructors.

View the full list of courses and find out more about Mental Health First Aid by visiting our dedicated website.