Mental Health and Wellbeing

Sarah talking to audience

We are delighted to be one of only a handful of DfE-assured suppliers in Yorkshire providing Senior Mental Health Lead Training for Beginners.   Our course is fully funded and assured by the Department for Education.  

I am delivering this training in partnership with our training associate Jayne James, who is a SafeTALK instructor and fellow MHFA instructor with extensive experience.

We are really looking forward to bringing this important training to Wakefield in 2022 and we are now taking expressions of interest/bookings for our first cohort beginning in May.
Places are limited to 12 delegates per cohort.   Please contact us to book your place and and to ask any questions.  Our course can also be found on the DfE guidance page, which includes information about applying for funding.

This course provides an in-depth understanding to participants of young people’s mental health and teaches practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health illness.   It enables participants to feel more confident when reassuring and supporting a young person in distress or crisis.    

Places are currently £225pp, part-funded by Sarah Henry Safeguarding (RRP £300pp).  Lunch and refreshments included.  Certificate lasts 3 years.  Courses are delivered in the beautiful grounds at Nostell Priory.

MHFA cohorts are available for 16 people, delivered at your venue.   Special rate, part-funded by Sarah Henry Safeguarding, £2800 per cohort (RRP £4800).  

Please email to book or visit Sarah’s Mental Health First Aid England page here.  Details of our next course dates can be found on our What’s On page. 

MHFA England Course Feedback

The delivery of the course was amazing. Sarah made a really intense training subject enjoyable. I have learnt loads. Thank you.
Within 13 years of employment at the college this is the most relevant and interesting and transferable course I have completed. Thank you.
A thoroughly enjoyable course, I have gained so much. Sarah Henry was so engaging and made two days go very quickly.
Sarah is an amazing instructor; passionate and clearly knowledgeable. She enabled all members of the group to get maximum benefit from the course.
Sarah made this course enjoyable despite the topic. She ensured the safety and wellbeing within the room and I personally felt extremely supported.
I found the course very informative and the delivery was first class. I would highly recommend.
I was very privileged to have this course conducted and delivered by this wonderful lady. Her ability to engage, motivate and move me with her knowledge and in places her own experiences was exceptional. I have been to many courses but Sarah's passion about what she does is inspirational. I have nothing but admiration and respect for her. I too am very passionate about the children in school and I aspire to the great lady Rita Pearson - "Every child needs a champion". I can now aspire to two woman to help me make a difference in my job role as learning mentor. One of these woman being Sarah. I look forward to meeting her again during training and would advise anyone to attend the course of MHFA and not be moved and liberated by how she conducts and delivers with passion, empathy and care. She ensured our wellbeing was positive throughout and welcomed any questions, concerns or issues to be addressed with her if necessary.

If you or someone you know is in need of urgent help, the following link will take you to the NHS Mental Health Urgent Helplines service.  

Mental Health Helpline for Urgent Help – NHS (

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