LLR Academy

What is the online Mental Health First Aid Course?

The Mental Health First Aid course is a practical skill and awareness course designed to equip learners with the skills and confidence to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues, and provide support and signposting to self-help, or professional services.

This new online version of the course delivers the same evidence-based learning outcomes of the popular ‘face-to-face’ Adult MHFA Two Day course in an accessible and flexible online format. The course is structured around a blend of individual learning and live sessions. These are all conducted via a new Online Learning Hub called ENABLEY, which is an integrated learning platform. Learners who complete the course will be certified as Mental Health First Aiders and will receive an e-certificate on completion of the course.

Currently there are a limited number of spaces available which will be booked on a first come first served basis, however, please rest assured we are in the process of making provisions to release further dates very soon!

The course is available to all Health and Social Care staff across the LLR System.

How will the course run?

The health and wellbeing of teams across the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) health and social care system has and always will be a key priority; it’s at the core of everything we do.
As a system, we continue to recognise the impact COVID-19 has had on our physical and mental health, and to complement the wealth of initiatives already in place, we held the first system-wide health and wellbeing event on 29th October, 2020.
This virtual event allowed staff to pick and choose the sessions which most appealed to them and with health and well-being in mind, no one session lasted longer than 60 minutes.
The event was a huge success and watch this space for details of a further event in the Autumn of 2021

  • The course will run over 4 days via online Live sessions at set times (see course schedule below)
  • Prior to each live session, there is pre-requisite learning to be completed via a course resource pack which will be sent to your home address.
  • The course is FREE and must be booked in advance

The number of people trained as Mental Health First Aiders by the LLR Academy between January 2021 and June 2021 is 60 (please note this figure does not include those trained prior to this date across the LLR system).

Course Schedule

Monday 28 June 2021. Live session: 1300-1500

There is 2 hours individual self-directed learning required prior to the live session

Tuesday 29 June 2021. Live session: 1300-1530 

There is 2 hours individual self-directed learning required prior to the live session

Monday 5 July 2021. Live session: 1130-1330

There is  2 hours individual self-directed  learning required prior to the live session

Tuesday 6 July 2021. Live session: 1300-1500

There is  2 hours individual self-directed  learning required prior to the live session

How to book on to the course?

SOLD OUT  – June Cohort- Tickets on sale Thursday 13th May 2021 at 10 am

  • Please click on the link provided below which will take you to the Eventbrite booking page
  • Follow the Eventbrite booking instructions and include the required details
  • Please include your home address when prompted so that a course resource pack to aid your learning can be posted out to you.
  • Once you have secured your place on the course, the Instructor will confirm you as a delegate on their course and you will receive an invitation with a link to the Online Learning Hub as well as login details. The instructor will be available to support this.

Thank you for your interest in this course and please do share widely with your staff and colleagues!

If you do miss out on a place this time, please do keep a look out for communications coming soon regarding further course dates which we will continue to release!