About Your Trainer




Dave  an ideal trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses as he brings:

  • A realistic view of the difficulties in
    supporting young people with mental health concerns and of the pressures faced
    by young people today, based on 25 years of providing support for young people
    in schools, both directly and through leading teams of professionals working in

  • Wide experience of working with parents and
    carers supporting young people with a variety of need.

  • An in- depth knowledge and experience of Safeguarding
    training for education professionals, parents and young people.

  • Practical experience in identifying the needs
    and support of young people experiencing Mental Health difficulties and
    supporting others to do the same.

  • Qualification as an MHFA England Instructor Member. MHFA England is the only provider of licensed MHFA Instructor training in England and is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Dave is a registered MFHA Instructor Member.

MFHA (Mental Health First Aid) is the sole organization in England permitted to provide Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training licensed by Mental Health First Aid International, the global community that has trained over 3 million people.

All MHFA England Instructor Members have passed rigorous licenced seven day training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.
MFHA instructors continue professional development with MFHA each year to ensure their skills stay up to date and that they can maintain their registration.

MHFA first came to England in 2007 under the Department of Health, as the original provider of Mental Health First Aid skills in England.

As an Instructor Member, Dave helps MFHA achieve their vision of training one in ten of the population in Mental Health First Aid skills to support our own and others’ wellbeing.

Head First Ltd ensures that all trainers and associate
trainers are formally trained with MHFA England, have significant relevant
experience with young people and are friendly, approachable and professional at
all times. We hope you enjoy training with us!

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