As a beacon of hope, our mission is to equip workplaces, schools and community groups with the tools, techniques and confidence to spot the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and inspire hope for recovery in the UK.
Psychological safety allows for inclusion. Inclusion creates diversity. Diversity facilitates performance.
With an increasing demand for Mental Health training and education across schools and workplaces, Pharus Training delivers Online and In-house Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to organisations to help create cultures where people feel comfortable talking about their mental health!
Our courses are safely facilitated by expert MHFA Instructor Members to guide you through a reflective journey of hope for recovery, leaving learners with a deeper understanding of how to better support themselves and others.
Much like Physical First Aid Training, MHFAiders® are empowered to provide support where it is needed and begin to shape a healthier workplace with a thriving culture with confidence, community, and access to exclusive resources and events.
Our Vision & Mission
Our vision is to improve the mental health of the nation across workplaces, schools and community groups. We want to create a society where mental health is openly discussed and supported.
By training 1 in 10 people in mental health awareness and skills, our mission is to help reduce stigma and foster an environment where everyone can thrive.
PHAROS OF ALEXANDRIA
Pharos of Alexandria, inspired by one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was a lighthouse built by the Greek Ptolemaic Kingdom of Ancient Egypt during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus. Built in the 3rd Century BC, Pharos of Alexandria stood for over 1500 years surviving many Egyptian regimes and conflicts.
Located on the tiny island of Pharos in Alexandria, the technological triumph finally collapsed in 1323 and has been the archetype model of all future lighthouses since.
Online Youth MHFA: 29th-30th Jan 2024
Online Youth MHFA: 4th-5th March 2024
Online Youth MHFA: 12th-13th Feb 2024
Online Adult MHFA 22nd-23rd Jan 2024
Online Adult MHFA 5th to 6th Feb 2024
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26th to 27th Feb 2024
Why Mental Health First Aid?
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental illness each year. In 2016, 15.8 million UK work days were lost due to mental illness.*
The largest causes of sickness absence for our country’s workforce is depression, stress, and anxiety. Mental illness costs UK businesses around £35 billion every year, this equates to £10.6 billion lost to sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 billion in substituting staff members who vacate their roles due to mental illness.
With the MHFAider Support App®, you can gain access to exclusive resources and ongoing learning opportunities to improve your wellbeing strategy. The data-driven insights enable you to understand organisational-wide wellbeing issues and trends, to develop and track the impact of your mental health and wellbeing strategy, and to empower your people to keep their learning and confidence alive, to quickly reference resources for sign-posting, and to understand what is current with mental health and wellbeing support.
"This was a really informative session that flagged a lot of unconscious biases and misunderstandings in my knowledge of mental health and I feel I have more language and in-depth understanding of how to approach talking about it when needed."
- Wysing Arts Centre
Recognising the signs of poor mental health is central to the Pharus Training philosophy. From pain to purpose, our love for inspiring hope for recovery has become a survivor’s mission that will never change!
We are looking for MHFA Instructors!
Pharus Training is currently on the lookout for certified MHFA Instructor Members who are able to work with and manage underrepresented people and are equally passionate about making a lasting difference across society.
Assist us in helping others by uniting our passion for making a difference in the lives of those in need. Let’s get this conversation started by registering your interest below.