Blog: There is no health without mental health.

There is no health without mental health or physical health.

Health is our wealth! 

If you could prevent loss of life would you?

First aid saves lives and knowing what to do in an emergency can make all the difference. We all understand our mandatory responsibility of looking after the physical health and wellbeing of young people in our care.  A sprained ankle, a scrape, cut or burn can all be recognised and given prompt attention when needed. We also understand when things are more serious and require specialist attention, a trip to the GP or A&E may be required.

However, despite its importance, not everyone has undergone professional training.  First aid is a set of simple skills that can have incredible impact and therefore everyone should have the opportunity to learn them because early intervention really can save a life.

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.  As with physical first aid it is also recognised that you are as likely to use mental health first aid skills in your personal life with friends and family as you are in your professional role.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don’t tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. Mental health first aid training can teach you the skills to support a friend, family member or colleague who may be experiencing a mental health issue.  Prevention, swift recognition and early intervention can make all the difference.

Now, for the first time the Alliance for Learning Teaching School and SCITT can offer a comprehensive package putting physical first aid and mental health first aid in equal standing. Our courses have serious, potentially life-saving messages delivered by highly passionate and skilled instructors who will ensure a safe and positive learning environment with an appropriate amount of humour and fun. We are your one stop shop for all your training needs!


Why train with us?

Because we ‘get it’ we know schools, our Director of Teaching School & Partnerships and co-facilitators are all MHFA England national trainers. Our Physical First Aid Lead is both a trainer for physical first aid and MHFA England.

We have a joined up approach and our quality approach speaks for itself.  Our offer is the gold standard in first aid!

For more information on our suite of courses, please click the links below:


Mental Health

Youth MHFA

·       ½ day (Mental Health Aware)

·       1 day (Mental Health First Aid Champion)

·       2 day (Mental Health First Aider)

·       Advanced Mental Health with Early Trauma

Adult MHFA

·         ½ day (Mental Health Aware)

·         1 day (Mental Health First Aid Champion)

·         2 day (Mental Health First Aider)


Physical First Aid –

·      Early Years – TQUK Level 3 in paediatric first aid – 2 days

·      Primary – TQUK Level 3 in paediatric first aid – 1 day

·      Secondary – TQUK Level 3 emergency first aid at work – 1 day



Alliance for Learning
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
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