Mental Health First Aid Training

Announcing our new mental health first aid training series, certified by MHFA England, and in association and partnership with Balancing Edges.

Mental health issues are a normal part of life. In any one year approximately one in three event professionals experience at least one diagnosable mental health issue, and the World Health Organisation forecasts that by 2030 depression will be the leading cause of the global burden of disease.

Educating people about mental health helps to reduce the stigma around mental health conditions and in turn increases people’s willingness to talk about mental health and wellbeing in a positive framework.

Mental Health is fast becoming a priority in the workplace. Employers are increasingly concerned with absenteeism, presenteeism and productivity loss due to mental ill health.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help offered to a person developing a mental health issue, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health issue or a person in a mental health crisis. MHFA is given until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis appears to have passed.

The aims of physical first aid are to preserve life, prevent further harm, promote recovery and bring comfort to the injured person. MHFA shares these aims to:

  • Preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
  • Provide help to prevent the mental health issue from becoming more serious
  • Promote recovery of good mental health
  • provide comfort to a person with a mental health issue

Our MHFA courses teach people how to spot the early signs of a mental health issue, including warning signs of common mental health crises, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatment and other sources of supportive help.



“Excellent course! Really well paced and engaging delivery”

“I would recommend you and the course to anyone – thank you!”

“Overall great and very enlightening”

“Learned a lot of useful tips and techniques that will come to seem like common sense”

“Overall very helpful and friendly. Content useful for both personal and professional life”

“Really appreciated the personal examples – made what you were talking about hit home more and seem more real and tangible”

All profits from our events are invested into the charitable arm of our social enterprise, supporting our funded projects including #EventWell20 and the EventWell Illuminate Education Programme.


Upcoming dates:

Thursday 18th & Friday 19th June 2020 | George P Johnson HQ, London | £325 per person

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th September 2020 | George P Johnson HQ, London | £325 per person


Upcoming dates:

Thursday 23rd July 2020 | George P Johnson HQ, London | £225 per person

Tuesday 20th October 2020 | George P Johnson HQ, London | £225 per person

Do you have an event team of 8 or more and interested in training them in mental health first aid? Then please speak to us about Balancing Edge’s in-house MHFA 2 day and 1 day courses.

You may also be interested in EventWell’s Mental Health Awareness Workshops

Trainer Bio:

Gavin Percy – Managing Director – Balancing Edges

Originally a Business Development Strategist specialising in assessing and improving sales performance and sales processes to positively impact revenue – often through training, coaching and mentoring of the sales team.

For the last six years has been running his own Sales, Marketing and Training Consultancy for the Hospitality Industry – Winning Edges.

Following some Mental Health issues close to him Gavin has decided to specialise in Mental Health First Aid Training to improve attitudes to Mental Health in the workplace with Balancing Edges. This will improve morale; loyalty; productivity and employee wellbeing.

Gavin is the nominated trainer for the HBAA in this area, and we are delighted to have him running this essential training for EventWell Ltd.

If you have a question or would like further information on our mental health first aid training then use the contact form below to get in touch