Would you like to become a mental health first aider?

Mental health first aid (MHFA) is an accredited, internationally recognised course that promotes early intervention, improves awareness of mental ill health and increases confidence in helping those that may be experiencing mental health difficulties.

Thrive Mental Health are holding a two day Mental Health First Aid training course in Bristol, at the Waterfront on Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th November 2019

Why train as a mental health first aider with Thrive Mental Health?

The course is delivered by a Principal Clinical Psychologist and Registered Mental Health Nurse who have a combined experience of over three decades of working in mental health and are accredited MHFA England instructors.

This 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 or the NHS

Each session includes a mixture of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities and is limited to 16 people per course to ensure safety and support of each delegate.


Resiliencel Health Training

Dr. Jessica Woolley
Principal Clinical Psychologist
Jessica is a Principal Clinical Psychologist, with 20 years experience working across NHS Mental Health, education, sport and corporate sectors. Jessica undertook her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Cardiff University, has worked in a number of NHS Trusts and is trained in a broad range of therapeutic models such as CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR and systemic practice and providing clinical supervision.

Jessica currently delivers a range of training programmes on mental health, resilience and peer support alongside projects involving working with services across UK and Internationally to carry out service reviews and enhance their efficiency, effectiveness and safety. She has a particular interest in whole system approaches to mental wellbeing and innovative practise.

Jessica is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Health Care Professions Council.

Jodie Couzens
Registered Mental Health Nurse & Wellbeing Practitioner
Jodie is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Mental Health First Aid Instructor with over 15 years’ experience working in NHS Mental Health, Learning Disability and education services. She currently works to provide service provision for those in education, delivering workshops and training for staff on mental health awareness, alongside offering peer group facilitation for practitioners. Prior to working in higher education, Jodie worked in specialist NHS services, routinely carrying out mental health assessments, participating in Mental Health Act tribunals and mentoring student nurses.

Jodie has a particular passion for supporting individuals of all ages, including teams and organisations, to understand the implications of stress and to help them develop a greater sense of wellbeing and resilience.

Jodie is governed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


‘It is rare to be engaged over two full days of training, however the structure and delivery of the Mental Health Course was outstanding and both facilitators were very knowledgable, professional and very warm’.

‘Thank you for a wonderfully designed and delivered course. I really appreciated your sensitivity towards the group and subject. Attending the course vastly improved my own wellbeing quickly’.


Each delegate receives:

  • A CPD certificate of attendance certifying you as a Mental Health First Aider
  • A comprehensive manual and resources
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook, including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health


Training Course Location

The course location is located at the Waterfront meeting and training rooms found on the 1st & 2nd floors of offices situated in Welsh Back, Central Bristol, with views overlooking the floating harbour. Close to Bristol's centre, Queens Square and also a 10 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.

The Waterfront Meeting Rooms, 2nd Floor, The Waterfront, Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB

The course location is close to excellent public transport links and there is all day parking available in Millennium Square Car Park, The Grove Car Park, NCP Queen Charlotte Street and NCP Prince Street.

Teas and Coffees are provided at regular refreshment breaks and there a number of varied lunch options close by including the excellent Spicer + Cole for homemade soups and sandwiches.


Training Fees

This full two day course costs £325.00 per person plus VAT

This course has now sold out but you can still be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations. To be added to a waiting list or for any queries regarding the course please contact Thrive Mental Health on info@thrivementalhealth.co.uk

We will be running new training courses in early 2020 so please drop us an email to register your early interest, follow us on social media or keep checking back here for more information.


Thrive Mental Health Ltd is an international, ethical consultancy working across education, healthcare, sport and corporate sectors to improve individual, team and organisational mental health and wellbeing. For enquiries please email info@thrivementalhealth.co.uk