Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England


Mental Health First Aid England urges caution over mandating return to work

MHFA Chief Executive, Simon Blake, says there is ‘no space for a one size fits all approach’ and calls for employers to take a ‘fluid approach to workplace wellbeing’. Read More

7 tips for managing workplace stress

To coincide with International Stress Awareness Week, Alex Minett, Head of Products & Markets at CHAS, offers seven tips for managing workplace stress. Read More

“Workplaces are key to creating a society where everyone’s mental health matters”, SHP meets MHFA England CEO, Simon Blake

SHP sat down with MHFA England CEO Simon Blake to discuss how employers can help support their employees and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected mental health and the role of mental health first aiders. Read More

Safer Highways announces strong speaker line-up for its virtual mental health summit

Karl Simons, Professor Dame Carol Black, Bill Hill and Simon Blake will speak at the unveiling of the results of Safer Highways second annual report into standards around the provision of support in the field of workplace mental health. Read More

Webinar Wednesdays: Equality at work and the role women’s health plays in it

Learn why gender inclusion is beneficial for businesses commercially, particularly as we enter a time of economic hardship and discover steps businesses can take in order to support women’s differing health needs. Read More

Lighthouse Charity offers free wellbeing training for construction industry

As a direct result of the wellbeing issues presented to its 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has announced that it will deliver £20,000 of free mental health and wellbeing training to the industry for the remainder of 2020. Read More

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health, the roles of an employer when it comes to looking after the mental health of employees and how to manage mental health in the workplace. Read More

Research study on Mental Health First Aid in business launched

The Centre for Mental Health and London South Bank University are embarking on a ground-breaking study of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training in UK workplaces. Read More

Free Mental Health First Aid training for new research project

Researchers invite all companies in the UK to apply for free Mental Health First Aid England training, for a new research project starting 2020, to investigate the effectiveness of mental health first aid training when used on employees. Read More

MPs get behind improving workplace mental health

Party conferences see groundswell of political support for the 500 employers pledging to take transformative action on workplace mental health. Read More



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