Become a Mental Health First Aid Champion

Step Change in Safety is committed to raising and promoting awareness of mental health among the onshore and offshore workforce.

In September 2018, Mental Health First Aid instructor, Annette Thomas, delivered two pilot courses for Step Change in Safety that were very well received. Feedback from the sessions included; “glad this is finally being talked about”; “we need more information and support”; “prevention is better than cure”; “this is something everyone needs to know about”; “companies need to take notice.”

Throughout 2019, we ran several sold-out “Mental Health Champion” one-day courses and, given the positive feedback and high demand for these sessions, Step Change in Safety is increasing the amount taking place this year. With 10 courses available in 2020 in both Aberdeen and Norwich, we recommend early booking to secure your place.

This one-day course qualifies you as an MHFA Champion, gives you:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing


  • One day face to face course
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are an MHFA Champion
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

To book:

The first two courses of 2020 are available to book online.


Thursday 27th February 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday, 12th May 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm


Step Change in Safety, 2nd Floor, Exchange 2, 62 Market Street, Aberdeen

Non-member price: £200.00

Member price: £150.00