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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is run by MHFA England. They have designed training courses for adult individuals and organisations. They provide training themselves and also licence training to other providers. There are a number of licensed providers of MHFA training in Plymouth. Below is a comprehensive list of those providers and how to contact them.


Cost: £77 per place


Mind offer a wide portfolio of mental health training courses that cover a diverse range of emotional and mental health topics.
They offer bespoke in-house training for Businesses and Schools as well as timetabled courses at their training venue in Plymouth. All courses, including dates and costs, are detailed on their website.


Email: info@livewellswacademy.co.uk

Phone: 01752 435152 

Website: www.livewellswacademy.co.uk

Cost: £120 per person

Course Available:

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid for Armed Forces

Mental Health First Aid Youth

Mental Health First Aid – Music Industry


Book 10 places and receive 1 free place.


The Wellbeing team at Livewell Southwest are committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of the population in Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon. The team offers a wide ranging programme including Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Making Every Contact Count and many many more. Delegates can book onto programmed courses, or alternatively can arrange for bespoke training to suit the needs of their group or organisation. Please visit the website by clicking here for more information.

Plymouth City Council runs two separate safeguarding training courses; adults and young people. Below are the details for both courses.
Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board
Website: http://web.plymouth.gov.uk/adultsafeguardingboard.htm
Contact: 01752 306360
Email: adultsafeguarding@plymouth.gcsx.gov.uk
Cost: £Free

Safeguarding training – how to raise concerns

Who is this for?

Anyone working within the Plymouth City boundaries who come into contact with adults at risk; care homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care agencies, statutory agencies, voluntary and community sector, housing providers, personal assistants, police, etc.
All staff should attend a half day update every three years.

Course content

  • What is abuse?
  • Who is an adult at risk?
  • How to recognise signs and circumstances of abuse and/or neglect
  • How to report concerns

Safeguarding Managers training

Course content

  • Look at definitions
  • Categories of abuse
  • The process of managers
  • The roles and responsibilities of managers
  • The opportunity to share experiences, concerns and contribute to service improvement and development

A recommended E-learning course is available on the SCIE Social Care Institute for Excellence website.

Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board logo
Website: http://web.plymouth.gov.uk/localsafeguardingchildrenboard
Contact: 01752 668000
Email: caroline.jones@plymouth.gov.uk
Cost: £75 per person


We offer training to all agencies with responsibilities towards children including a gateway course ‘Understanding Child Protection’ consisting of:

  • Definitions of abuse
  • Signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Current Plymouth procedures following concern about a child
  • The inter-agency approach to safeguarding

Attendance at this one day course ensures a strong knowledge base to progress to our specialist courses on safeguarding and child protection.
Our training brings together:

  • Lessons from investigations into the unexpected death or significant harm of a child or young person
  • Research into child and family experiences, locally, nationally and internationally
  • Government proposals for development of policy, strategies and procedures
  • Best practice guidelines, and current experiences of local lead agencies

Training charges

Please note there is a cost for all agencies attending PSCB training including the statutory and voluntary sectors. The costs are :

  • £75 per person for a one day course
  • £150 per person for a two day course
  • £45 per person for a half day course

Payment can be made through a range of methods including block funding arrangements and the issuing of invoices following attendance on training. If you are unsure if your agency is part of a block funding agreement please speak with your agency manager.
If your agency would like to be part of a block funding arrangement please contact Caroline Jones at caroline.jones@plymouth.gov.uk.

Do you have a training course that you’d like us to promote? Email us at info@plymouthmhn.org.