Mental Health First Aid Training

We are now providers of Mental Health First Aid Training:  


The Clock and Thirsk Community Care’s CEO Abigail Homer has recently qualified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor with Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA). – MHFA England is the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training in England. The Clock is now running the two day Adult Mental Health First Aid course as part of its wider training course. The two day course usually costs £300 per person but we have an introductory offer of £150 per participant.

The Clock has seen a significant rise in the number of people asking for support to improve their mental health and feels it is important that as many people as possible learn to look after their own and others’ wellbeing.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid  and the training provides participants with the skills and confidence to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right support

MHFA is a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is a community interest company and was established in 2009 after being successfully piloted within the Department of Health. MHFA England provides mental health awareness and skills training and consultancy to a variety of organisations, businesses and communities – with the aim to help people to develop the skills to look after their own and others' wellbeing and reduce the stigma associated with mental ill health. The MHFA England Instructor Training programme is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

The next course will run in Thirsk on 27th and 28th January 2020. For more information about the course or any other courses such as Emergency First Aid at Work, contact Andy Butcher ( or 01845 524494).

The Clock - Thirsk

Church Hall
St James Green
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01845 524 494

Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1AQ
Registered charity number 1096518

The Clock (Yorkshire) – Change of structure to a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
On 30 September 2019, the charitable company The Clock (Yorkshire) Ltd (former company number 04520206) undertook a direct conversion and is now a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO).

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