Mental Health First Aid in the Performing Arts

Mental Health First Aid in the Performing Arts

10.00am to 5.00pm

This two-day course will give you an introduction to some of the issues surrounding mental health, how and why positive and negative mental health affects business and how to relate more to people experiencing mental health problems.

  • Simply, the course is open to anyone! If you would like to increase your awareness, understand the importance of mental health issues and learn the skills to be a mental health first aider then this is the course for you. 


  • Language and mental health issues
  • What is mental health?
  • Mental health problems
  • Supporting people in distress
  • Our own emotional wellbeing


  • Be able to identify the discrimination surrounding mental health problems.
  • Be able to define mental health & some mental health problems.
  • Be able to relate to people’s experiences.
  • Be able to spot the signs of a wide range of common mental health issues in themselves and others around them.
  • Be taught how to provide help and reassurance on a first aid basis

Maria Pattinson has over twenty-five years of experience in both public and private sector training programmes for professional development with a diversity of clients. She has a Master’s Degree in Ethical Leadership from King’s College London and specialist knowledge of social ethics in training and development.

MHFA England provides mental health awareness training and consultancy to a wide variety of organisations, businesses and communities – with the primary aim of increasing the population’s mental health literacy and reducing the stigma often associated with mental ill health.   

£325+VAT, Non-Members

£285+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members after 12 August 2020, ITC, FST, ABTT and ABO Members

£245+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT member earlybird - book before 12 August 2020

This course will take place at UK Theatre, 32 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9ET
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32 Rose Street
Covent Garden

+44 (0)20 7557 6700

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"UK Theatre" is the operating name of UK Theatre Association, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is at 32 Rose Street, London, WC2E 9ET, Company No 323204.