Search our site


Public Health Somerset have provided funding to deliver free online MHA courses! Please see the application form at the bottom of this page. We currently have the following dates open for application:

  • Monday 24th June 2024
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024
  • Thursday 19th September 2024
  • Tuesday 22nd October 2024

This course is delivered online.

What is Mental Health Awareness?

Mental Health Awareness (MHA) is an internationally recognised training course which aims to raise awareness of mental health. Learners will gain a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues and how to challenge stigma as well as maintaining your own wellbeing.

What will I learn on MHA?

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issues

The course is aimed at frontline workers, typically from the following areas:

  • Statutory and voluntary sector workers in health, welfare or social justice
  • Adult education, leisure and community safety staff and volunteers
  • Emergency service workers
  • General Practice staff


We are grateful for support from: