Mental Health Awareness Course

Duration: 4 hours

CPD points: Coming soon

Certificate Awarded: Yes

Format: Online or face-to-face depending on numbers - please contact us for availability



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What people say about the course

“I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to know how to support and spot the first signs of mental health issues amongst employees”

Mental Health First Aid participant

“I thought all the information and content was very relevant to how mental health can be recognised in anyone in the workplace and how you can direct someone correctly if needed”

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Questions. Answers.

How can I give feedback after a course?

You will have the opportunity to provide feedback in person and via a feedback link on the day of your course. If you wish to provide further feedback or make a complaint, please contact the course lead on

What if I need to cancel?

You can reschedule or cancel up to 48 hours before the course. If you cancel within 48 hours, you will be subject to a 25% cancellation charge.

How do I book?

Please visit the booking page of our website to book onto a specific course. Once you have chosen your course date/time and paid for your booking, you will be sent a confirmation email with the pre-reading material and course link.

Will I be examined?

The mental health awareness and champion courses are for your learning, and you will not be tested on this material. In order to obtain the mental health first aid status, and receive your MOAI Health certification, you will need to complete a short, online multiple choice examination. The pass mark for this examination is 70% and you will be emailed the results shortly after the completion of the course. If you do not pass on your first attempt, you will have another opportunity to complete it.

Do I get a certificate?

After all courses you will be sent a signed certificate.

Where are the courses completed?

The mental health awareness and champion courses can be run both virtually and in-person. The mental health first aider course is only delivered in person due to the practical elements of the material. This is a central London location or for all the courses, we are happy to come to your organisation to deliver the course in-person if you have a group booking!

Mental health first aid training does…

  • Serve as a valuable component of a systemic workplace mental health  strategy 
  • Instruct individuals on non-judgmental listening
  • Reduce stigma around mental health
  • Facilitate conversations around mental illness
  • Provide guidance on identifying early warning signs
  • Enhance awareness of personal and others' mental health

Mental health first aid training does not…

  • Serve as a complete workplace mental health strategy
  • Qualify individuals as therapists or counsellors
  • Substitute the requirement for professional assistance

Does training staff in mental health first aid actually help?

A recent study in California demonstrated that training in mental health first aid was helpful in a number of ways. Training increased employee confidence in handling mental health issues at work by 88%, while mental health discussions saw an 87% increase, and signposting procedures were enhanced by 83%. Moreover, the training led to a reduction in mental health stigma, with 64% reporting a positive change, and it also encouraged help-seeking behaviour, which was observed in 59% of cases.

Ref: Wong, C., Rebecca L. Collins, and Jennifer L. Cerully, Reviewing the Evidence Base for Mental Health First Aid: Is There Support for Its Use with Key Target Populations in California? Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2015.

Do I have to do the awareness training to be eligible for the champion qualification?

No, you can just do the awareness training if you want or go straight to the champion course. The only dependency is that to do the MOAI mental health first aid course you need to have completed the MOAI mental health champion course.

Who are the courses for?

We run three courses, the mental health awareness, champion and first aider course. Each of the three courses builds on the knowledge and skills learnt from the previous.

The mental health awareness course is aimed at everyone! It provides the foundation for learning about mental health. 

The mental health champion course is aimed at those interested to learn more. We encourage all workplace leaders or those in management positions to complete the champion course in order to make a big difference to the culture of your organisation. 

Any mental health champion can go on to complete the first aider qualification, which equips you with the practical skills to help others in need.

What makes the MOAI Mental Health First Aid course different from others?

Our key differentiator from all other mental health first aid courses is that our courses are written and delivered exclusively by RCPsych qualified Psychiatrists. We pride ourselves in delivering the most relevant and clinically sound knowledge, sharing first hand experience in all our courses.

What is mental health first aid?

At MOAI Health, our message is clear: mental health is as important as physical health. Just as we would seek first aid for a physical injury, it is important to know how to provide first aid for mental ill health. The mental health first aid courses are designed to equip people with the knowledge and skills to recognise and respond to mental health difficulties within your organisation or community.

Our team of experts are committed to working closely with you to better understand how we can develop sustainable and meaningful change together

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