Why Train With Us?

Andy Graham, smiling whilst wearing a white polo shirt with the logo of MHFA999

Unlike many other training providers we are not a "Jack of all trades", what we are though are specialists who deliver what we truly know and are highly passionate about.


This is reflected in our choice of awarding body for mental health first aid training. MHFA England have been involved in this invaluable training since 2007 and are the original, and only specialist awarding body in England.


So what do you get when you train with MHFA999?


  • A specialist mental health first aid trainer with decades of experience training people from all walks of life and in all employment sectors.
  • A trainer who has personal experience of living with mental illness and how it affects people in the home, community and at work.
  • A trainer who has personal experience of providing mental health first aid support for others.
  • Post training support/coaching for every mental health first aider we train.
  • Support for your organisation when integrating mental health first aid into its policies, procedures, and systems (ask about our consultancy service).
  • Reliable, professional service.
  • Flexibility in the way we arrange the training courses to suit your organisational needs (ask about how we can split courses and deliver to smaller groups to help you with your staffing requirements).


Here is what Paul Rowan of Concept Group (Wigan) Ltd had to say after we delivered the Adult MHFA 2 Day course for them, more reviews can be seen on Trustpilot by clicking the logo at the bottom of the page and by visiting our Testimonials page  .


" Without doubt the best training course I have ever attended. Andy's experiences and commitment to training Mental Health First Aiders is what made this course what it was. I personally had high expectations of the quality of the course prior to attending, I was not disappointed one little bit. I cannot speak highly enough of Andy and recommend anyone considering training to be a first aider use MHFA999. You will not be disappointed".

 


MHFA999 was created by our founder and head trainer Andy Graham following a 30 year career as a fire-fighter in Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service and 3 years in the British Army prior to that.


Andy developed a huge passion for delivering high quality training in both physical and mental health first aid due his personal experiences in the emergency services and the armed forces.


As a fire-fighter he has performed first aid and initial trauma care on countless people in real emergency situations, and in addition to this has lived with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and associated depression as a result of the more serious incidents which he attended.


Andy attempted suicide on several occasions as a result of his condition but thankfully he survived and is now in full recovery .


Now he uses his personal experiences to bring his training courses to life for our delegates and to make sure that all our courses are delivered to the highest standards so we guarantee that you will have the very best training experience possible which no matter which of our training courses you choose to attend.

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