Mental Health First Aid Course


Mental health first aid is just as important as physical health first aid.

In partnership with Art4Space, the mental health awareness and training company It’s a Playground will be facilitating the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid (England) course in Lambeth, London. £325 per person. We run both Adult Mental Health First and Youth Mental Health First Aid.



  • Adult MHFA – 20th and 21st June – Book here
  • Youth MHFA – 3rd and 4th October – Book here
  • Adult MHFA – 5th and 6th December – Book here

This two-day course is held in the unique, colourful space just 6-minute walk from Stockwell Tube Station, 8-minute walk from Clapham North underground station and Clapham High Street overground station in Lambeth. Hosted by Art4Space, we will add some of our own wellbeing tips and exercises to help support your wellbeing.
Some discounted places are available for individuals on low-income, charities and Lambeth locals. Please ask us about these if relevant.

Refresher courses 2024 – Half day (£150 per person (£125 for Lambeth residents)):

  • November 15th – Book here


The two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

• An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

• Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

• Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

• Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

• Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix


What to expect:

• Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

• Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan

• We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn


Cost and takeaways:

The certified course by MHFA (England) for £325 per person includes:

• Light refreshments throughout the course (provided by Art4Space)

• A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

• A manual to refer to whenever you need it

• A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

• A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

• Some goodies which will also help raise awareness for the importance of looking after our health (mental, physical and social)

• All Mental Health First Aiders that train with us get access to monthly online wellbeing sessions with us for 2023

Some thoughts from people who have completed the course with It’s a Playground:

“I could not have asked for a better course to further my understanding and help others in Mental Health First Aid. I even implemented mental health first aid just two days after the course and used my knowledge gained from Laura to help my employee. I will continue to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and break down the stigma that surrounds it. I cannot recommend this course enough and strongly advise everyone to consider taking it.”

–GM, Mindset London

“Both courses we’ve done with you now have been fantastic. We really believe in supporting our staff and the wider workforce so courses like this are relaly beneficial to us” – CEO, Middlesex Football Association

“This was absolutely brilliant! I feel empowered to go forward and help people and share my learnings with others to change culture and reduce stigma! Thank you!”

– Charitable Organisation

“Very useful and interesting. Easily understood format.

Worthwhile course which should be run in all workplaces”

– Anonymous

“Very good course with great instructors who both seemed enthusiastic and

were both keen to discuss certain topics. Great course, would highly


– NS & I (National Savings and investments)

The course was excellent, very useful in my role. I feel like I have improved as a

result of the session”

– Welfare Officer, Lighthouse Club Construction Charity

“Fabulous trainers. Well structured course. Clear and concise.”

– Teacher, Edith Kay Private School

“Came into the course thinking it may be a bit wishy washy, but I was so wrong. Laura was engaging and informative. I have found the course has helped me personally as well as enabling me to help in the workplace.”

– City Pubs

“I will go back and recommend that this gets extended to other sectors within the company”

– Finance Manager, Restaurant Associates

“Was amazing, couldn’t recommend any more” – Lockton Companies

“This should be compulsory for senior management teams. I think the great power to the wider team is to understand that mental illness does not discriminate.”

Executive Producer, Sunset + Vine

“It’s an important course that more people should do”

“It was well taught, self-reflective and I feel more confident about mental health problems and solutions”

Student Support, BIMM


“Excellent course, thank you so much”

CEO, First Aid for Life


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