Exclusive event for Practice Plan and Medenta members

Break the stigma around mental health and ensure no-one in your team suffers alone by having a qualified Mental Health First Aider in your practice. We’ve teamed up with Andy Elwood, a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, to give you or a member of your team the opportunity to become a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

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This course really is something special. I now have the confidence to support my team and encourage a positive environment at our practice.

Helen Bodsworth, Practice Manager, Dentistry at the Gallery


The Mental Health First Aid course will support you as an individual, as well as helping you to strengthen and support your team and build a better way forward when it comes to mental health and wellbeing.

By becoming a Mental Health First Aider, you will have:

  • an understanding of mental health and wellbeing
  • practical skills to spot the early signs and symptoms of mental health issues with your team
  • the confidence to approach, listen, reassure and support colleagues
  • the knowledge to promote recovery and provide guidance on how to get further support
  • an understanding of the stigma that exists around mental health.

The course consists of 15.5 hours of live online learning and will be delivered via four virtual sessions. Each of the sessions will be a mix of instructor-led training, group discussions and individual and group activities.

The course is available to Practice Plan and Medenta clients only, at a subsidised cost of £127.50 inc VAT (normal cost £255.00 plus VAT).


January 2024 course session dates: 

Monday 22nd January 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Thursday 25th January 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Monday 29th January 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Thursday 1st February 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

April 2024 course session dates: 

Monday 22nd April 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Thursday 25th April 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Monday 29th April 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Thursday 2nd May 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

All four live virtual sessions must be attended consecutively in order to receive the qualification (we are unable to blend attendance across different courses).

A bit about Andy Elwood...

Andy is a Mental Health First Aid instructor and an ambassador for Movember.

He creates safety and trust by sharing his own vulnerability and gives a unique ‘behind the scenes’ insight into life and death situations from his 20 years’ experience working in the emergency services as a paramedic on search and rescue helicopters.

Andy says ‘I believe I will save more lives by speaking and delivering MHFA training, than if I were still dangling under a rescue helicopter as a paramedic.’

Book your place

Location Date & Time Cost
Online January 2024 course £127.50 per person Waiting List
Online April 2024 course £127.50 per person Book Now