Thursday, 9 May 2024

Mental Health First Aid (Online) - May

Become a Mental Health First Aider by attending this online course with Unipol Training.

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This event will be delivered online (via Zoom) at the following times:

  • Thursday 9th May 9.30am - 1.30pm
  • Friday 10th May 9.30am - 1.30pm
  • Monday 20th May 9.30am - 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 21st May 9.30am - 1.30pm

In addition to the above sessions, participants will be provided with some advance reading that must be completed before each session.

Before booking, please ensure you are able to attend all of the scheduled sessions, as it will not be possible to pass the training and receive certification without attending all timetabled sessions.

What will I learn?

Participants will gain:

  • 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
  • The opportunity to learn and develop amongst peers working within the student accommodation sector, sharing experiences and networking


Beth Murphy, Tenancy Support and Wellbeing Coordinator, Unipol Student Homes

Beth has worked in a number of roles in the Criminal Justice System and has a wide-range of experience in dealing with challenging behaviours and scenarios, alongside providing support to vulnerable and marginalised individuals. Joining Unipol in April 2023, Beth supports students to ensure their time residing with Unipol is as pleasant as possible, this involves dealing with a huge range of issues, such as tenant fallouts, anti-social behaviour and concerns around drug use; though this list is far from exhaustive! Beth is passionate about promoting health and wellbeing and social change.


With Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training you will be accessing the very best evidence-based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course available. Our training is grounded in research and developed with clinical practitioners. It is proven to increase MHFAiders® confidence in supporting people with mental health issues.

And with our new offer, training doesn’t stop when the course comes to an end. You’ll get three years of support and benefits to help you feel empowered and confident in your role. We provide continuous support for MHFAiders® – well beyond your initial certification – so you are confident, empowered and motivated to carry out your role.

Why become an MHFAider®?
By training with us you will gain:

  • A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • The confidence to step in and support someone to recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support
  • Three years of access to the MHFAider Support App® with 24/7 digital support
  • Access to exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities, and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®
  • Training that complies with the Unipol/ANUK National Codes requirements for crisis management training

Why choose MHFA England training?

  • 91% of people had a better understanding of mental health after completing their MHFA England course
  • Since MHFA England was founded in 2007, our Instructor Members have trained hundreds and thousands of MHFAiders®

Why choose Unipol Training?

  • The sessions will be led by MHFA England Instructor Member Vic Peckitt.  Vic is currently the Code Complaints Investigator for the Codes.  With over ten years’ experience working in Student Property, she’s been with Unipol since 2015, performing roles including Housing Management and Tenancy Support. 

Bookings will close two weeks before the event.

Course Fees

Course fees include learning materials. When booking, please provide your full postal address so that course materials can be posted to you in advance. 

Cost per delegate

Friends of Unipol Rate - £300

Normal Delegate Rate - £375

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