Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) (Adult) Training is a PHA accredited training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

This course is ideal for individuals who would like to become a MHFA in their workplace to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health and to be confident to start a conversation and signpost for appropriate support.

What’s more you will gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma around mental health in your workplace.

There are currently approximately 200 EA Mental Health First Aiders across our schools and corporate settings.

If you would like to become a Mental Health First Aider for your school or workplace or would like further information on becoming a MHFA then please email

There will be a number of cohorts of MHFA training sessions held in the New Year and the details will be issued to all those on the waiting list for the training. The training will be held over two full days and will be face to face in a range of locations.

Mental Health Useful Resources

Your Mind Plan offers practical ideas and advice to help you boost and maintain your mental wellbeing. Answer the quick 5-question quiz and the Every Mind Matters widget will give you 5 tailored actions to help you feel more in control, improve your sleep, deal with stress and anxiety, and boost your mood – as well as the option to easily swap any actions and to save the whole plan via email.

Mental Health Helplines & Web Chats

Action Mental Health
Association for Post-Natal Illness Helpline
Aware NI - Support Groups
Aware NI - Online Support Groups
Mind - Side by Side Online Community