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MMI: Mental Health First Aid Course


Date: Thursday 7th to Friday 8th March 2024

Opening times: 9:00-17:00 each day


The MHFA training course is open to all members of the veterinary profession, including veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, students, receptionists and practice managers. We would particularly welcome those working in rural areas. 

This course is ideal for individuals who would like to become an MHFAider® to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support. 

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
  • Practise active listening and empathy
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
  • Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
  • Practise self-care
  • Know how to use the MHFAider Support App®
  • Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England 


Please register your place on the course via Eventbrite. 


Contact us

Should you have any questions, please contact the RCVS MMI team.

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