Matt Loftus

Licensed MHFA England Trainer and Consultant

“Matt empowers his students, encouraging them to build the courage to apply the skills they have learned on the training. He is an absolute fountain of knowledge and I love the way he draws on his experiences to give real life examples. Matt manages to combine a thoroughly professional approach with a lightness of touch and a sense of humour where needed. The training is great but I have to say his delivery made all the difference.”
Ventrica – MHFA Training Attendee

Why should you invest in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training?

£105 billion is the estimated total cost of mental ill-health in England per year – yes really!  But it’s not just about the monetary cost to businesses or healthcare services, it has a human cost too. It costs us productivity, relationships and self-esteem. It also costs us lives.   The fact is that 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year…and that was before a global pandemic!

Tailored MHFA training for your organisation

Matt can provide a range of nationally recognised MHFA courses and qualifications for your organisation.  It isn’t a case of one-size-fits-all with mental health training. Matt is a licensed trainer, accredited by MHFA England, to deliver the full range of Adult and Youth courses.  Whether you require a half-day awareness session for large groups of up to 25 staff, or the full 2-day certified Mental Health First Aid course for appointed staff (valid for 3 years), Matt can provide the right training for you.

Why unique experience does Matt bring to MHFA training?

Matt is a certified personal & business coach with the ICF and a licensed provider of MHFA England courses.  Having worked in the education sector for over 18 years, Matt continues to remain active within the field of education as a visiting university lecturer and lead governor for a primary school. Matt has been privileged to work with a number of fascinating clients; including senior high-performance business leaders, professional athletes and charity founders.  More recently, Matt has delivered ‘resilience coaching’ for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, Derby County FC, GB Archery and England Lacrosse.

Become a Mental
Health First Aider

  • Qualifies you as a MHFAider®
  • 2 day intensive training
  • Continuous support beyond certification
  • Build the confidence to support yourself and others
  • Learn first level support, early intervention and signposting

Become a Youth Mental
Health First Aider

  • Qualifies you as a Youth MHFAider®
  • 2 day training split into four manageable sessions
  • Focuses on the key factors affecting young people today
  • This course is aimed at adults supporting young people
  • Continue to feel confident providing first level support

Become Mental
Health Aware

  • Certifies you as Mental Health Aware
  • Half day session
  • Raises awareness of key mental health topics
  • Focus is on looking after your own mental health and how to support others

Become Youth Mental
Health Aware

  • Certifies you as Youth Mental Health Aware
  • Half day session
  • Raises self-awareness and understanding of self-care
  • Focuses on the key factors affecting young people today
  • This course is aimed at adults supporting young people

MHFA Refresher

  • Certifies you to say you have refreshed your MHFA skills
  • Half day refresher course for qualified MHFAiders®
  • Renew your skills and update your knowledge

Mental Health Skills
for Managers

  • Certifies you in MHFA Skills for Managers
  • Half day session check Identify if an employee may be experiencing poor mental health
  • Feel confident having open conversations about mental health with team members
  • Learn how to appropriately signpost team members to available support
  • Role model good self-care, inspiring your teams to look after their own mental health

Group/corporate discounts apply. Please get in touch with Matt to book a no obligation Zoom consultation. 07427 918475