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Mental Health First Aiders

What is the purpose of Mental Health First Aiders?

Within the University we have a network of Mental Health First Aiders.  This network of skilled Mental Health First Aiders help to creating a culture and environment whereby the whole university as a community are empowered to talk about mental health as part of everyday life, and work together at every level in promoting good mental wellbeing in the workplace.

How do Mental Health First Aiders help staff and students?

Mental Health First Aiders are based across campus and are trained in offering help to a person developing a mental health issue, experiencing a worsening of an exisiting mental health issue or are in a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders are not medical professionals, but have useful information on signposting staff and students to the correct services, and offering instant support when needed.

You can find out who the Mental Health First Aiders in your area are here: MHFA personnel

Are you interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aider?

  • Thank you for your interest in wanting to become a Mental Health First Aider. You can find out more about the role in the MHFA Role Description and Person Specification   
  • To apply to attend the course, you will need to complete the MHFA Application Form, ask your line manager to complete a MHFA Manager's Letter of Support and email these to 
  • Occupational Health will then assess suitability to attend and inform People and Organisational Development who will then provide you with dates for pending courses.
  • On successful completion of the training you will automatically become an identified Mental Health First Aider within your department.


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