Why Our Mental Health Has to be Prioritised

  • Approximately 10million people experience mental health problems each year (NHS)
  • Mental ill health is the single largest cause of disability in the UK (Department of Health)
  • Stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues account for almost 70million days off sick per year. (MHFA England)
  • Simple steps to improve the management of mental health will save UK employers at least £10billion a year. (Centre for Mental Health)
  • 60% of employees say they'd feel more motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation if their employer took action to support mental health and wellbeing. (MHFA England)
  • £8billion goes on replacing staff who leave their jobs because of their mental health (Public Health England)
  • Almost a third of employees will consider leaving their job if stress levels don't improve (Personnel Today)
  • Improving wellbeing can boost productivity by 15% (Bupa)

You Could Be Part of the Solution

Become a Qualified Mental Health First Aider

This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider – an internationally recognised qualification awarded by MHFA England and accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Recommended for: 

  • Managers and employees seeking to improve wellbeing in the workplace
  • HR Personnel
  • People working in the education sector
  • Emergency services team members and their families
  • Individuals who would like to learn more about enhancing wellbeing and supporting others with mental health issues, such as, depression and anxiety 

Each course takes place in a beautiful location with a maximum of 16 people, ensuring you have the time and attention to really learn and refine your skills and knowledge. 

 At the end of the course you will have:

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support someone in distress
  • Significantly enhanced interpersonal skills 
  • Knowledge to help someone on their road to recovery
  • An internationally recognised qualification to add to your profile
  • Perhaps most importantly, you will have spent two days in a supportive atmosphere, really focusing on developing the skills and knowledge to make a positive difference in your own and others lives

We have scheduled MHFA courses based in Plymouth, and bespoke MHFA courses for groups and organisations throughout England are also available. These tailored programmes can be based at your chosen location on a date that is convenient for you. Please contact us for further details. 

This one day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aid Champion – an internationally recognised qualification awarded by MHFA England and accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Recommended for: 

  • Managers and employees seeking to improve wellbeing in the workplace
  • Individuals who would like to learn more about enhancing wellbeing and supporting others with mental health issues, such as, depression and anxiety 

 At the end of the course you will have:

  • Knowledge about some of the most common mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety
  • An understanding of how to build a mentally health workplace
  • Ideas on how to support positive wellbeing for yourself and others
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support someone in distress
  • Knowledge to help someone on their road to recovery
  • An internationally recognised qualification to add to your profile

We provide these courses on a bespoke basis for groups and organisations throughout England. These tailored programmes can be based at your chosen location on a date that is convenient for you. Please contact us for further details. 

This is a one-day course that qualifies you as a Higher Education Mental Health First Aid Champion  This is an intensive Higher Education Mental Health Awareness and skills course created by MHFA England in consultation with the leading student mental health charity Student Minds.

Recommended for:

  • Lecturing Staff
  • Student Support Teams
  • HR Personnel
  • Senior Management

At the end of the course you will have:

  • A deeper understanding of the issues that relate to student and staff mental health
  • Skills to spot early signs of mental ill health
  • Confidence to signpost someone to support – whether that’s through self-help resources, university counselling services, the NHS or a mix
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
These courses are booked on a bespoke basis and typically delivered in-house. Please get in touch if you are interested in booking a course for your organisation.

This half-day course certifies that you are Mental Health Aware. This interactive course is awarded through MHFA England. 

Recommended for:

  • Anyone wishing to get a better understanding of positive wellbeing and mental healthAt the end of the course you will have:
  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • Basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining your wellbeing
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support someone in distress
  • Ideas on supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Another certificate to add to your profile

These courses are also booked on a bespoke basis and typically delivered in-house. Please get in touch if you are interested in booking a course for your organisation.  

Find Out More About the Sky Bounders Mental Health First Aid Courses...

"I would like to send my thanks from my colleagues who attended your course yesterday. The feedback given was very positive, with the course being presented in a relaxed way which encouraged participants to take part and really get involved. They found the course was very detailed and informative. One in particular described his experience as 'life changing' and felt he has come away with a whole new approach toward looking at how people behave and how he could approach colleagues if he had concerns they may be struggling with mental health issues. The resources they came away with were also helpful for further reading and understanding. Once again, many thanks for providing a positive experience for our colleagues."
Helen Petty
Richfords Fire and Flood
"Everyone should do this course. Delivered with passion, belief, knowledge and professionalism"
Guy Russell
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