The survey of more than 1,785 mental health first aid attendees and instructors found that over 80% were now better able to manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

Since taking the course 95% of instructors and 85% of attendees had supported a friend or someone who was experiencing a mental health issue.

More than two thirds of instructors (61%) and course delegates (65%) had personally experienced a period of mental ill health.

Mental Health First Aid say the research supports previous findings that taking Mental Health First Aid training can prepare trainees with the skills they need to support the mental wellbeing of their friends and co-workers, as well as providing them with the practical skills to support their own self-care.