Orchid Community and Associates are linking with Astra Training and Consultancy in offering Mental Health First Aid.

Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in 23 countries, MHFA courses teach people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone towards the right support.
To date we have trained over 1200 instructors in England who have delivered MHFA courses to over 150,000 people. Our network of approved instructors works with different sectors, organisations and communities throughout England, delivering a range of courses including Adult MHFA, Youth MHFA and Armed Forces MHFA.