Mental Health First Aid was developed in Australia by Betty Kitchener and Anthony Jorm in 2001. Over one million people have attended the course worldwide and, since 2007, more than 135,000 Mental Health First Aiders have been trained in England. We are so convinced of the programme’s effectiveness that EVERY Future Path employee is a qualified Mental Health First Aider.The Department of Health encouraged all employers in England to provide this training as one of three steps in its 2012 “No Health Without Mental Health: Implementation Framework”. In 2016 Mental Health First Aid was recommended for all workplaces by the charity Business in the Community.The Adult version comes in two formats – a two-day programme that trains delegates to become “Mental Health First Aiders” and a half-day “Lite” version for those who want an insight into mental health, but who don’t need to be able to deliver mental health first aid themselves.Our ENABLE programme includes the full, two-day Mental Health First Aid Standard course.EVOLVE and EMBED both include Mental Health First Lite.This is the standard configuration, but if you would like us to deliver either the two-day Standard version or the half-day Lite as a standalone course, within your organisation, please get in touch. This is a popular option for HR personnel, welfare staff and organisations who want non-frontline staff to be able to use the skills internally or in a wider context.