2020 – Book Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Course

First Aid for Mental Health Online Courses

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Course (developed by NHS Health Scotland) is an open course that organisational employees, volunteers and individuals can enrol on. We also run them in-house with other courses and workshops.

Are you wanting us to come and deliver mental health first aid or another course/workshop in-house instead? Click the ‘In-House Enquiry’ button to get in touch with us.

We are now delivering, in-house, our new regulated qualification ‘First Aid for Mental Health‘. As well as the 2-Day option, there is a 1-Day and Half-Day making it a really attractive alternative where skills and knowledge are assessed. These courses also are specifically for workplace environments.

You Will Receive

You’ll receive an NHS Health Scotland ‘Mental Health First Aid‘ manual and NHS Certificate of attendance to show that you are a Mental Health First Aider – attendance on both days is required to receive this.

Access to a large range of downloadable online resources and signposting information to enhance your new / refreshed skills and knowledge. This now includes a pdf of ‘NHS Steps for Stress’ Booklet and accompanying relaxtion .mp3.

Refreshments and Biscuits are provided throughout both days.

Lunch is provided on all our Edinburgh courses. You are, of course, welcome bring in your own, or visit the local vicinity, particularly if you have dietary requirements.


Standard Price is £170 +VAT per person for the two-day course (individuals and private / public sector organisations).

Discount Price is £153 per person for the two-day course (10% discount for students, charities, social enterprises and services supporting mental health and wellbeing.)

We have one concession place available per course for people on out-of-work benefits at a cost of £60 for both days. Please get in touch to request your discount code to pay online.

All courses can be booked either online or you can request an invoice. Invoices will be emailed out within a week or two of booking.

If the course you are looking for is full, email us to be added to a waiting list.

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 ALL our public open courses have been suspended. The likelihood of being able to deliver at Apex Hotels for the foreseeable future means that we will be delivering all our courses online using a blend of live training sessions and self-learning activities.

Public Health Scotland’s Scottish Mental Health First Aid has not been developed or licenced to be run online, so we are looking to deliver the regulated qualification First Aid for Mental Health instead. There are additional benefits to undertaking this course. Check out the link to see the topics covered and what is involved.

Day 1 is on Weds 14th Oct 2020, 9.30am - 5pm

Day 2 is on Weds 21st Oct 2020, 9.30am - 5pm