Mental Health Courses

Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year – the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce. This figure consists of £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 billion in replacing staff who leave their jobs for mental health-related reasons. (Centre for Mental Health, 2017)

At Safety For Design we can provide a number of Mental Health First Aid courses; half-day, 1 day and 2 days courses. These are delivered by Jim Evans, a qualified member of the MHFA community.

All of your courses are accredited by Mental Health First Aid England. Let’s help bridge the gap between mental and physical first aid and wellbeing.


MHFA Instructor Jim Evans

Jim served in the British Army for over 30 years, during which time he became a Trauma Risk Incident Management (TRiM) Practitioner.

In 2012 Jim was invited to become a member of the Army Mental Health Training team as an instructor.

By 2014 he found himself as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Army training team. In 2017 he became an associate trainer with Mental Health First Aid England and also delivers training in the youth sector for Schools & Colleges.

Jim's Profile.

Half Day Course

Our half-day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

It is designed to give you:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

It also provides a chance to get up to date on the latest information on mental health issues and support which is rapidly evolving.

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

Everyone who completes the course gets a manual to refer to whenever you need it, workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health and certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware.

Venue : In House
Minimum Student Numbers : 8
Cost : £89.99pp + VAT

One Day Champion Course

This one-day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion. As a one day course, it can be flexible to the working day and is suitable for all, but is popular with line managers.

It is designed to give you:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

MHFA Champions have an understanding of common mental health issues. They also have the knowledge and confidence to advocate mental health awareness. They have the ability to spot signs of mental ill-health and have the necessary skills to support positive wellbeing.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion. Attendees will also takeaway a MFHA manual, quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan and workbook to assist your own mental health.

Venue : In House
Minimum Student Numbers : 6
Cost : £159.99pp + VAT

Two Day Course

To become a Mental Health First Aider you must complete a two-day MHFA course. This is MHFA England's most comprehensive awareness and skills course, which includes a mix of presentations, discussions and group work activities. For more information on the course content, please visit

It is designed to give you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Every MHFA course is delivered by our own Jim Evans who has completed the MHFA England Instructor Training programme Mental Health First Aid England.

Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider. Attendees will also receive a mental health manual to refer to and workbook to help support your own and your colleague's mental health.

Venue : In House
Minimum Student Numbers : 5
Cost : £289.99pp + VAT

We have used Safety for Design for all our site audits over the past 5 years and they have also carried out the Principal Designer role on numerous projects for us, as well as providing advice and support to ensure we are fully complying with the CDM Regulations 2015 on all our sites throughout the UK they also provide us with assistance to ensure all our documentation complies with current legislation and general advice to assist us in adequately managing the risks within our business

Scott Wilson - Director, IBO Construction

North Staffs Pipe have been pleased to be associated with Safety For Design for many years. Their support and professional guidance has been invaluable to the business. We would recommend to any company looking for support to get them on board. We look forward to continued association in the future.

Katie Parrish - Director, North Staffs Pipe Services Limited

Safety for Design have provided clear and pragmatic guidance to our client, design team and contractors. They have guided us through the CDM 2015 Regulations to ensure our projects achieve the best possible practice compliance.

Ryan Riches - Director, Artal

Over the past 4 and a half years, SFD have provided myself and my colleagues with an invaluable source of health and safety expertise and guidance. They have provided both the function of CDM consultants and principle designer, ensuring our team upholds the same level of safety conscientiousness, as within their own team. They are refreshing to work with, providing on tap support.

Webber Forbes - Site Transition Project Manager, Thales Group

Safety for Design have been worked closely with St Modwen for the past 10 years and have been instrumental in helping bring health & safety matters to the forefront of our agenda. Their competence, dedication, input and guidance has helped forge new initiatives and systems that ensure all Duty Holder obligations under the CDM 2015 Regulations are met

Richard Carter - Senior Director Construction, St Modwen Industrial & Logistics

“The Inglis Consortium LLP have worked with SFD from 2014 and they have become an integral part of the team delivering the infrastructure for 2240 residential units at Millbrook Park, Mill Hill. Their knowledge, commitment and pragmatism have led to a very safe multi developer site.”

Keith Hurford - Director, Millbrook Park

Please have a look through some of our projects on our What We've Done page. If you require any further information or advice please call and speak to one of our team on 01948 871 373