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Mental Health First Aid Course – Newmarket

Course Details – March

Session 1: Tuesday 22nd March – 9am – 5pm

Session 2: Wednesday 23rd March – 9am – 5pm

Location: The Racing Centre, Newmarket

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an accredited training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma and discrimination in the world around you.

Everyone who completes the course will receive:

– An accredited MHFA certificate

– MHFA logo to add to your email signature

– Access to Racing’s Support Line for support and advice

– Posters for your workplace

– Resources

– MHFA Manual

– MHFA Workbook


The maximum number of people per course is 12 and we can only register 2 people from an organisation on each course. The course costs £80 per person (this course, usually £300, is subsidised by Racing Welfare).