Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. Nottingham Forest Community Trust is delighted to be able to offer Mental Health First Aid Training as part of its commitment to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental ill health.


    • –  2 , 3 , 9 , 10 December 9.30am – 1pm (Online)
    • –  21 , 22 December 9.30am – 5pm (Classroom)
    • –  6 , 7 , 13 , 14 January 9.30am – 1pm (Online)
    • –  1 2 , 8 , 9 February 9.30am – 1pm (Online)
    • –  16 , 17 February 9.30am – 5pm (Classroom)
    • –  15 ,16 ,22 ,23 March 9.30am – 1pm (Online)
    • –  15 , 16 April 9.30am – 5pm (Classroom)
    • –  1 , 2 June 9.30am – 5pm (Classroom)
    • –  9 , 10 August 9.30am – 5pm (Classroom)


Testimonials for Claire Henson, our Mental Health Lead and MHFA England Instructor:


‘I can not recommend Claire enough, she was fantastic! Feel very inspired by her and again she made the difficult conversation so much easier! Thank you Claire. Great course and would highly recommend to anyone to get involved.’


‘I thought Claire was fantastic. I feel empowered to help others but also how to help myself. I thought that her stories and personal experiences were a big part in being able to add humour and ease of discussions for such difficult topics.I found her funny, knowledgeable and passionate for the subjects. She was very inspirational and a brilliant course instructor.’


‘Claire is an absolutely fantastic instructor. She made the course interactive and interesting. She also held the space really well – making sure that everyone in the group felt supported and able to share their own experiences (or not). She’s brilliant!’


‘Claire was fantastic over the two day course. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the course was extremely thought provoking and engaging. I feel as though over the two days I have learnt a great deal and would feel confident in implementing it. I have been on numerous courses in the past and a big part to staying engaged and developing is down to the tutor and Claire was fantastic allowing this to happen. Some of the topics are extremely heavy and difficult at times however Claire ensured that everyone remained at ease and supported throughout.’


Places are £200 (for face to face) and £175 (online) per person and include an MHFA manual and workbook. To book your place or to find out more information, please email