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.

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


This Mental Health Training course Bristol is delivered by an accredited MHFA England instructor and Principal Clinical Psychologist with over two decades of working in mental health.

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.


Jessica Woolley

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 the 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.


‘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’
'An excellent course delivered to a high standard, extremely informative and fantastic for professional development'
'Brilliant breakdown of information alongside case studies to consolidate learning. It was simply brilliant'
'Both MHFA instructors to this course were brilliant from start to finish. They both showed compassion and care for our team, and went above and beyond to facilitate our learning. I appreciate the listening ears and openness to our points of view. I would highly recommend this course and hope to keep in touch'


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


Mental Health Training

Mental Health Online Training


Training Online with Thrive Mental Health

This will be an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub. Learning takes place through four live interactive training sessions with self-learning activities in between.

All resources for training will be sent securely to an address of your choosing. Workbooks will be provided for activities and the manuals contain all the covered course content (and much more!). These will be yours to keep at the end of the course.

If you have any additional support requirements please let us know.

Training Fees


This full two day course costs £325.00 per person plus VAT. For bookings or any queries regarding the course please contact Thrive Mental Health on info@thrivementalhealth.co.uk


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