Mental Health First Aid Course Testimonials

I feel so much more confident now in my approach and knowledge around Mental Health and the support I am able to offer friends, family, co-workers and strangers. Becky has such a wealth of experience and took the time to cover issues, in depth, over the two day course. I can’t recommend the course enough. It covers such important issues that we all face and I can only imagine how much better we would all feel if we took the time to really check in with each other. Thank you Becky for being sensitive to issues, informative and reassuring through out the course.

Mel Cooper


Becky was a fantastic instructor during the course.It’s always hard to keep engagement online but she did it absolute justice!She was also apply to gage the room if the team were ever struggling with aspects of the course, allowing us to take adequate time process the information which was amazing. This is a fantastic course and would recommend it to other colleagues. So happy to be apart of the opportunity! Thanks again,

Lisa McGregor


The course was excellent – Becky was an extremely knowledgeable instructor, who guided us through all aspects of mental health in an engaging, positive, and encouraging way. We were allowed time to share our own experiences, which helped to bring life to everything we were learning. She created a safe, non-judgmental space where all participants (some of whom had never met) felt empowered to respond and share their own vulnerabilities. I would highly recommend attending this course to all businesses and individuals alike.

Lisa Alexander

Fitzgerald HR

The course was excellent – really well delivered, both from the perspective of feeling safe as we delved into serious and sometimes personally difficult topics and from the perspective of gaining knowledge and skills. The variety of learning methods from activities to videos to case studies made the course really engaging as well. Our trainer was superb – she spent great time making sure we will all ok as we went along the journey and I think her teaching style made everyone really comfortable and able to share personal experiences which made the course so much richer.

Sarah Ellis


Becky was a lovely person who covered serious topics in a professional but relaxed way so that we felt able to tal freely and ask questions throughout. She explained each topic very well, and I now feel I have the correct tools feel confident about helping someone in the future. The course was well run, and the venue hosts made us very welcome. The group as a whole also worked well together.

Kim Craissati

This course was well structured and covered a wealth of information. The instructor Becky was engaging throughout and incredibly informative which helped to debunk some myths around mental health. Key points for myself were the amount of resources and signposting available and how to access it for others. The impact of language and how it can be misinterpreted when used in this context was something to be really mindful of moving forward. Some really deep and sensitive content was discussed and I feel so much more prepared and able to deal with situations I would have normally avoided. Am really happy I took part and would highly recommend to anyone!

Claire Arthur

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, it has definitely boosted my knowledge, understanding and confidence in all areas ol Mental Health and believe that it has given me very useful tools and skills to be able to help others.Beck very inspirational lady. She is warm, welcoming, uplitting and puts you at ease. A big thank you to everyone! involved in putting on the training.


There was alot of content covered across the two days and I slept well each night! However pace of delivery was good mix of activities that enabled some great discussion and team working and nothing felt rushed. I am very that I have invested in this course as my increased confidence, knowledge and skills around mental health will definitely help me within my role. I can highly recommend this course.

Debbie Morris 

The HR Detective Ltd

Becky was very engaging in the way she delivered the course. The content was very interesting and have learnt a lot

Maddie Harmer 

Ethical Power

A brilliantly informative two days that was facilitated in a very professional and engaging way. This has left me feeling very energised and uplifted, and ready to play my small part in making talking and dealing with mental health part of everyday living in a better future.
Chris Milton

Leadership Development | Mentoring for Success | Business Transformation

I think this course was genuinely the best workplace training I have ever done. Becky was a great trainer – her skills in engaging the group, building a safe space to share and to genuinely facilitate our learning was really impressive. The course has clearly been well designed and the structure was helpful. The depth and scope of content felt really appropriate and well balanced. The blend of theory versus practical techniques also felt really considered. Becky began the course by warning us that in talking and learning about mental health you will inevitably be reflecting on yourself and others in your life which at times was challenging but Becky did a great job at navigating and supporting us all through the process. I feel really proud to have completed the training and I can say that I feel so much more confident when thinking about being in a situation where some is experiencing poor mental health or mental ill health and how I could best support. A really important learning for me was understanding my role as a MHFAider and where these boundaries are and what I am responsible for. Thank you Becky.

Ceri Hitchings


Very good group, real diversity due to Becky’s leadership this group gelled really well and functioned superbly as a group. Course structure very good, course manual excellent, as was the workbook and especially the ALGEE action plan. Homework easy to follow, quite demanding which was food but two very full days pretty exhausting. It was feasible within the two days , very good time keeping by Becky which was crucial to the smooth running of the course. Group keen to stay in contact and I expect all to put this Certificate of MHFA into practice, most probably in relationship to Agriculture. So in summary, a very well-constructed course, brilliantly led with a great group of people.

Dr Tim Dudgeon


Becky is brilliant. Great vibes. Nice, friendly and welcoming space to learn and share within.

Big thanks,

Jack Kendall-Jones


Becky is an amazing human being with great talent in this field. I would recommend this course to anyone in hospitality 100% and with Becky 1000%

Ross Thomson


This course is so beneficial for the awareness and support it gives to people of Mental Ill health. It has helped me better understand poor Mental Health and how as an individual now with this training I could be of support to a colleague in the work place or a member of the public. I can’t thank my instructor Beckie Wright enough for delivering an excellent course and for giving me the knowledge and tools to make a positive difference to a person requiring MHFA assistance Beckie, please continue the amazing work you are doing , it was genuinely uplifting and inspiring to experience. Thank You!

Callum Macdonald

Duty Manager BrewDog DogHouse Edinburgh



I attended the 2 day mental health first aid course provided by Becky at New Leaf and can’t recommend highly enough.  Becky was engaging and thought provoking with her content and opened my eyes to whole load of topics that as a manager I had never dived beneath the surface of before.  This course gave me food for thought on how to support staff who require it, helping me develop a stronger approach to situations and giving us the skills to ask those difficult questions when required  Equally this course led me to question my approach to my own mental health and as a group that seemed to be the case for many.  As a business we will undoubtedly reap the benefits of such training by developing a team with open minds and wellbeing at the fore front of what we do.

Laura Divarquez


Becky is brilliant, she is extremely focused on the learning outcomes and is able to navigate the course materials whilst allowing space for her large cohort to share their own experiences. The balance is brilliant. I felt I was able to contribute and that my contribution was valued. I took great pleasure in watching Becky motivate others to engage, even those that found it more difficult. The materials were delivered in a very clear and straightforward way and Becky was able to challenge our perceptions and put questions back to the group so we could problem solve. I would also like to commend Becky on her very natural way of checking in on the group, allowing time for reflection and letting us sit with quiet seconds where we can just be introspective. Becky was so mindful of everyone’s personal experiences and I felt very safeguarded. I have worked in mental health for going on 10 years and this is the second time I have taken this full course, first time with Becky and I am so surprised with how much I learned this time round. The materials are excellent and the content is streamlined and focused mainly on the role of the MHFA which I found very useful. Very excited to take my new skills with me moving forward!

Kat Winstanley

Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead BrewDog

Fantastically lead by Becky who made it engaging and enjoyable. Highly recommend to all

Jim Raw


Excellent course, very clear notes, and practical examples. Very helpful and engaging instructor

Alex De Mauri


I felt very safe and included from the very first moment of the course.Although the topics discussed aren’t the easiest to face, the instructor’s knowledge and kindness made everything more simple and quite enjoyable.The opportunity to take the course together with a bunch of amazing humans was certainly a plus. Would very much recommend.



I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this course. Becky was extremely experienced and knowledgeable and her facilitation of the session was excellent. There were varying levels of prior knowledge in our group and she catered for this well. I would highly recommend attending one of these courses if you have an interest in mental health for yourself and others.



I went into the course thinking it was a skill I could utilise at work and only thinking about it from a work perspective but it soon became clear that this is something I can use in all avenues of life – including on myself. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering doing so – to take part in the course, it adds real value in so many ways.

Andrew Jackson

Logistics and Compliance Manager BrewDog

I was blown away with how brilliant this course was and I would reccommend it to everyone. Our trainer Becky was a warm and geuine person who was absoloutley amazing at delivering the sheer amount of information, she really made me comfortable and kept the whole team engaged and interested. This course will stay with me forever and I am so grateful to be equipped with the physical and mental tools required to perhaps make a small difference in someone’s life.

Katy Campbell


Becky was so sensitive to the needs of the group and I found her to be welcoming and friendly and she has so much knowledge and experience to back that up.

She provided a safe space to share our own experiences which really enhanced the way I took in the information provided.

I really enjoyed the many different training methods she used which allowed all participants to learn in a way that was most suitable for them.

I use this training daily both for myself and my friends and colleagues and am very grateful at having had this opportunity.

I would absolutely recommend Becky/New leaf to anyone who wants to learn more about their own mental health, help support others and continue to reduce the stigma and lack of understanding regarding mental health.”

Amber Brough


For a while I was interested in mental health and how to support people in need in regards to this. Often I encountered situations at work when colleagues were in need of mental health support and I tried to help the best I could but sometimes I felt I wasn’t best equipped to deal with it. As the course progressed I started to realised not only that I did somethings quite right but also how badly I dealt with others or how better I could have supported my colleagues. It shows how sometimes some details like a slight change in language can greatly increase the support given to someone and promote their wellbeing. It also highlights how small changes can help people being more open about their wellbeing and come forward to seek help. Overall it was a great experience where I felt the course was delivered at a good pace in a safe environment as promoted by the instructor



A thorough and insightful course. I feel empowered with the knowledge and skills in what to do when assisting someone with a mental health issue. I enjoyed the practical elements of putting the skills into practice and felt that all the material was covered in the right way to be properly digested by all the attendees.

Duncan Payne


Becky was very informative, patient and inclusive with her MHFA training. We were kept engaged and informed throughout, and she took additional time to answer our questions and support our understanding in applying what we were learning to real life or personal situations and experiences – which only amplified our understanding and confidence. Whilst some topics were perhaps daunting or unknown, Becky was careful in her explanations and teaching, to ensure we understood the illness, the approach and the options for support and help. I now have many, useful tools and tactics which I can use in my work but also in my personal life. Thank you!

Beki Sharman,


The course was extremely detailed and paced very well, this left time for any negative emotions to be calmly let out during breaks and the option to speak in private. Becky was a very personable person with an amazing thoughtful approach. 10/10 marks!

Skylar Irvine 


Becky led our training course and was brilliant! Not only was she highly engaging and informative, her patience made it very easy for me to listen/talk to. With her approachable manner I learned a lot about how to help others, but also about how to deal with all types of situations that happen every day at work. Really helpful and interesting stuff. Recommend highly!

Tom Sheehan

DGM BrewDog Paddington


I found the course so informative, Becky was really engaging and kept everything going at the perfect pace to allow time for reflection and understanding. I feel really confident to support my colleagues now as a MHFA. Thank you!

Samantha Scott

Operational Excellence Manager PizzaExpress

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I think it’s long overdue that businesses take an interest in training their staff in how to provide emergency support to those in crisis. Becky (out instructor) was absolutely fabulous! Very knowledgeable and delivered the course at a pace that was easy to follow and I learned so much. Thank you MHFA England and I look forward to using my new skills to help others.



It was an absolutely unexpectedly deep experience, which has led me to better understanding of mental ill health. This is a beginning of the journey of learning on how to reach out, listen, hear and support others around me. I’d absolutely recommend this course to anyone, as it doesn’t only help in better understanding others, but ourselves in the first place. How the course has been led is also worth mentioning, as the instructor has created a very comfortable, safe space for everyone attending. Absolutely amazing.



Becky is so knowledgeable and has sparked me wanting to keep learning more and more about mental health. Becky is a delight to learn from and would recommend Becky to anyone who is wants to be trained. I have used Becky’s learnings so many times since been trained. I’ve even thought differently on how I incorporate great questions in the BrewDog inhouse programme we are delivering.  Thank you Becky

Paula Kinsella


I have always been interested in mental health. I’m so happy to have just passed the mental health 1st aid course which will use along side my 1st aider training. If I can just help 1 person then I have done something good in the world.A big thankyou to Becky it was such an important and very interesting course. I hope to do more. Thanks again.

Roselyn Evans



This course is brilliant in so many ways. Highly recommended!!I would say doing it over a course of a week helped me to understand more and would hope it goes on like that for others. It lets everything sink in and not too much pressure in a short amount of time.

Ross Sinclair


I would highly recommend this course to anyone, it gives you a real insight into Mental Health First Aid. Becky was an amazing trainer and I feel I have learnt a lot, I will certainly be keeping in touch and looking forward to connecting again in the future.

Vicki Davey



The course was very interesting and Becky did a great job at making everybody feel comfortable and at ease, not always easy over Zoom! I’ve finished the course feeling much more confident in my understanding, knowledge and ability to support someone with a mental health issue.



The course was a great eye opener for me and allowed me to see the mental side of what people see, feel and experience when I was so used to seeing the physical side. it showed me that we need to listen more than advise and have a understanding and openness to the language of what individuals are feeling and communicate through there actions and words. I would definitely recommend the course and glad that I was able to take part in it and become a Mental Health First Aider.

Neal Maple


Really enjoyed this course and took a lot from it. Many breaks which was needed but also it was a safe place to say what was needed to be said

Thank you so much Take care



I found the course very informative, with lots to learn. The Instructor was engaging & informative and very supportive to the team.




Becky is a fantastic instructor, very encouraging and engaging. She shared real life experiences which really helped me learn. I really enjoyed the course, well I found bits of it very heavy obviously, its not an easy subject but I learnt so much and i am much more confident now in dealing with mental health situations. I recommend this course to everyone, even if you don’t feel you could be a MH first aider at the end of it you will have gained such a better understanding of mental health issues and how to genuinely listen and support people who are struggling. Thank you.

Amy Sinclair


This course was insightful and empowering and I feel better equipped to support people with a mental health issue. Becky was a fantastic instructor, putting attendees at ease and ensuring a safe space in which we could share and learn. I can’t recommend this course highly enough!

Lisa Timothy

This course has been absolutely fantastic, life-changing in fact. I feel inspired. I’ve learnt a great deal about myself, and how others may be feeling even if their life experience has been very different to my own. I feel confident in walking towards mental health now, rather than walking away from it. Thank you!

Peter Siviter

Vet Synergy Farm Health

This was a fantastic course which has given me so much knowledge and confidence to tackle mental health issues in life and in the workplace. Becky led the course brilliantly, it flowed well and was definitely not death by PowerPoint! The small group size made it a very intimate experience and people’s honesty and reflection was really valuable. I will take the things I’ve learnt this week with me for life and will recommend the course to others. Thank you

Esme Moffett

Vet Synergy Farm Health

Very well executed course, particularly given the amount of info to be processed in a limited space of time. Great use of interaction between the group throughout, everyone involved and engaged.

Alain Atmouni


Excellent, engaging instruction. Becky is a gem. Highly recommend this course. Many thanks,

Patrick Gardiner


My overall experience was very very good There was a great deal of content to fit in even over two days and I think the course was delivered well in a way to cover all topics Naturally further reading will be required but I think this is good to remain engaged and remind that you are unable to know and learn everything in two days. The skills taught and reinforced at base are effective and will need constant revisiting to cement but again this will keep them fresh and is the function of the business card sized leaflet for me Brilliant course overall !

Alex Smith


Becky was absolutely incredible, and excellent at engaging a relatively large group and keeping us engaged. She also was quite expert in how she managed topics that can be triggering to people with lived mental health experiences. –


BrewDog Clerkenwell

Thoroughly enlightening and invaluable course. Throughout my life to date I have never learned about mental health.This two day course has taught me so much about mental health and Mental ill health.I now feel knowledgeable in mental health first aid.I know I could now assist skilfully and confidently someone who is having a mental health crisis. Becky has been an excellent teacher, who has been able to teach and navigate our group through difficult and complicated topics. Her experience and ability is very evident. I would highly recommend this to anyone who looks after a team and also for personal development too.

Thank you

Anon BrewDog

Becky was fun, kind and calming. She really made the course and discussions feel safe and engaging .

Thank you Becky!

Darren Ingram


The course was run over Zoom due to the Covid restrictions. Due to Becky’s leadership of the course, I felt that this didn’t detract from the course – we all felt part of a team working together. We covered many topics surrounding Mental Health First Aid. I am now confident that I can approach someone to have the right conversation with them to start the discussion about their possible menta health issues and also to help someone that might be in a crisis situation. Prior to the course I would have worried excessively about saying or doing the wrong thing. The course was delivered at a good pace. It was quite intense over the two days, but I felt it was good to ‘stay in the zone’ rather than spread it across a longer time. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who would like to offer help to others. There should be someone with this qualification in every workplace and organisation.

Sarah-Jane Trask

NFU Mutual

I found the course to be informative, eye-opening and a very rewarding experience. We covered so many topics over 2 days and Becky was clearly knowledgeable, very approachable and made the space feel incredibly safe and welcoming. We were a large group (15 people), but Becky offered us all the individual time and attention we needed. I feel really inspired now to take on the role as a Mental Health First Aider and would not hesitate to recommend my colleagues or wider network to take part.

The more people take part in this course, the quicker we’ll be on the way to reducing stigma on mental health in the workplace and in the community.

Thank you so much, Becky!

Rachel Keane


The course has been incredible in terms of knowledge and how to support people with mental health issues. I feel that’s it has given me the necessary tools to actually help people now, and it has also given me the push I have needed to go and deal with my own issues with mental health



Becky was amazing and I was super impressed with the level of safeguarding throughout the duration of the course. I feel much more confident in how i’d approach a crisis situation from a mental health perspective. I also look forward to implementing what I have learnt to provide better support for the rest of my team.

Jenn Stephen


Becky was a fantastic trainer. The course was delivered online which could have been a real challenge given the topic but she put everyone at ease and made sure everyone in the group was heard and listened to in a very supportive and encouraging environment. The content was brilliant with a perfect mix of live learning, breakout groups, online videos and workbook content. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone contemplating doing the course. I really felt empowered to be able to approach the conversation and hopefully preserve life.

Lydia Cox

National Farmers Union.

An absolutely brilliant course which has given me confidence to apply the lessons learnt to a variety of mental health situations. I started from a very low base with no confidence to step in as a mental health first aider and a poor understanding of the different aspects of mental health first aider and a poor understanding of the different aspects of mental health and mental illness. The course has given me a structured approach to providing first aid to a mental health situation and I am looking forward to putting this course into practical use going forwards. The support from Becky as a trainer and all of the other course participants was superb and I now feel that I have a strong support network for the future.

Jenny Rowe

Pat Tomlinson Accountancy Ltd

Becky was great! She was very friendly and easy to talk to. She explained everything clearly. I really enjoyed the MHFA course and would highly recommend!

Tatinta Gajdova


The course was really informative and extremely well-tailored to the groups specific work needs and to where we were all base which meant it was the more relevant for us as a group – despite most of us working in a variety of jobs across Somerset. The online training was very varied and successfully using a variety of formats to keep us engaged throughout the whole of the two days – which has to be a first for any long online training I’ve been to over the 9 months! The course leader was very knowledgeable, fun, sensitive to the groups needs and a great advocate for mental health work around Somerset – not to mention kefir too! Thanks very much.

Verity Jones

Volunteer Coordinator, Blackdown and Quantock Hills AONB

This course has been a real eye-opener. I have learnt how many everyday practices to mitigate anxiety/stress are actually very detrimental.

Emmanuel Aboagye-Nimo

Nottingham Trent University

Consistent participation was great. This has set us up for confidently approaching mental ill health in the workplace. Becky really was fantastic at instilling confidence when taking on challenging (mental health) situations.

Ritchie Cridge

Somerset Chamber of Commerce

The course was delivered perfectly and was able to understand, which was easy for the information to sink in! I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the group I was in and Becky were amazing. So glad I took the course.

Sharon Andrews

Mercure, Bridgwater

I really enjoyed learning and listening to Becky, she is a great instructor. I have learnt a lot over the 2 days and I feel like I want to keep learning more on how to improve myself and how to help and support others.

Tiffany Cox


Very informative and well delivered. The time went quickly on both days. The venue was very relaxing and perfect for this type of course.

Lisa Young

Berry Escott

The course was delivered brilliantly by Becky. Interesting and very informative using a variety of media with fully participative exercises. This will be massively helpful when supporting people with mental health issues in the workplace.

Sharon James

Steinhoff Beds

A superb course. Excellent robust materials which cover all the ground. Becky is a top-notch trainer – a fantastic balance of meeting the participants where they are and ensuring that we covered everything that was required. I am recommending this to my clients and colleagues.

Becky, thank you for your delivery of this course 🙂 You: You held the course lightly, made me feel super included/listened to, you responded with real interest and generally made me feel very welcome to be learning with you. I was hesitant before joining about the value add/whether I’d learn anything new/whether i’d feel invested in learning – you brought this teaching to life with warmth and in an engaging way that has left me more likely than not to remember the training and apply it in practice. thank you for teaching me where i am.


Alex Staniforth 

Not only is the course interesting, thorough and covers everything you need to know about mental health it provides you with confidence and knowledge to help you become a successful MHFA. Becky has a fantastic teaching style and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. In these weird and wonderful times the course was adapted perfectly via zoom and I was sad when the course due to end.I absolutely recommend this course to anyone, as well as New Leaf to carry out the training!

I recently attended a Mental Health First Aid Course with New Leaf, run by Becky Wright. The course was run extremely well, pre-course materials were sent out in a timely manner and I was kept updated and informed before and during the course.

The course was run online but with activities to do within your own time,1-2-1 discussions and group led learning, it meant that we weren’t just looking at a screen for two days. The course material was easy to follow and comprehensive.

Becky is an incredibly passionate teacher with vast knowledge and experience which is of huge benefit to those attending her course.

If you haven’t considered becoming a Mental Health First Aider, I would thoroughly recommend that you do, the benefits to you, your family and friends, and your business are profound. I would encourage you to speak with Becky about joining one of her courses.

Together we can make a change.

Rachael Brannagan 

Head of Engagement – Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association

Becky was an excellent instructor who pitched the course at exactly the right level for the group. It was relevant, interesting and thought provoking. I now feel more than equipped to help those that may be in some sort of crisis. Thank you so much.

Rebecca Horsington Somerset Young Farmers Club Organiser

Becky was a fantastic instructor and allowed us time if we needed it. She couldn’t have been better. Thanks Becky.

Joy Davenport Somerset YFC Member 

The course opened my eyes to how mental health can affect so many people in day to day life even without anyone else realising something may be wrong with them. Our trainer Becky was great at talking through all areas relating to mental health and would highly recommend people to do the course.

Will Lawton Somerset YFC Member 

I found the course very interesting and hugely beneficial, MHFA is a vital part of any business and we hope to encourage and grow it within our business. The course is well structured and an excellent environment to learn and share

Tash Salaman

Halstock Cabinet Makers Ltd

The course was very informative in a relaxed way with a friendly and non judgemental group of people. Becky is an excellent trainer and she gave me confidence to listen.

Tracey Sweetland

Charles Sweetland and Sons Ltd

I feel confident going forwards, Becky made everything very clear. I know I have the chance to change lives.

Gerry Reed

G Works

It made me more aware of the different types of anxiety and mental health issues that people face.

Liz Coles

GA Sully & Sons Ltd

Mental Health and Wellbeing has always been a subject close to my heart, taking part in this course will hopefully give me the confidence in helping people that may suffer from Mental Health Issues. A very rewarding course

Gavin Coleman

G Works

A superbly structured and insightful course. Becky delivers tough and challenging subject / content in a very clear and effective way. This course is a must for any company who wants to welcome change.


G Works

The top rating for Becky only goes as far as very good, when she surpasses it. Her knowledge and experience is a fantastic asset to being a trainer and what she can personally bring to the course. Her personal stories strengthen the exercise and gives you a better understanding of what it entails when you hear her first hand experience. It makes you listen and learn and provides a more layman terminology to then proceed and understand the text. It was so informative and really interesting and although the online structure was interesting and provided you with knowledge, the live sessions were the most useful and helpful and gave you more confidence as you were with others and worked as a group. Reiterating that ‘no question is too silly’ was a great help as with anything that you don’t have knowledge on, does cause you to hold back on speaking out as you dont want to appear ‘silly’ in front of your peers. Becky did an amazing job of holding are interest as it cant have been easy online, but the content and delivery was excellent and she is a great ambassador for MHFA England/New Leaf.Thank you so much for the opportunity to gain the confidence and understanding which I hope will be able to provide my colleagues with the support and guidance that they may need at some point in their life.Keep up the brilliant work and thank you again

Denise Denise De-Gier
Financial Controller SCP

Great course with lots of helpful information. This course has changed my understanding and knowledge of mental health and the stigma related to it. I feel i would be able to offer support to someone if needed. Thank you Becky for delivering a great course.

Nicola Westerman

Site Administration  Balfour Beatty

My overall experience in the last 2 days has been fantastic, I have really enjoyed this course full of great information and delivered brilliantly by Becky. I would like thank beck for her professionalism and support throughout the course.

Mark Riley​

Civils Craftsman AMCO – GIFFEN

Becky is a fantastic instructor and made me feel very comfortable during the course, thanks.

Michael Brett

General Foreman


Becky was incredibly understanding and supportive throughout the entire course. The course can be a little emotionally draining so the right instructor is crucial to staying focused and grounded. I would recommend this to anyone who has the opportunity to do it!

Baraa Abdulkarim


I am 29 years old and I serve in the Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineering Technician, my experience on the course was fantastic! The course offers individuals a knowledge and understanding of Mental Health and how they can support someone as a First Aider in different situations. Talking about previous experiences, learning techniques, easy to remember acronyms and gaining the confidence to be able to support. You do not need any previous knowledge of Mental Health as the course welcomes anyone with the right attitude and the ability to learn. Looking forward knowing that I have gained this new knowledge along with 10 other people we add to a group of 269 members who are all making positive steps to be involved with Mental Health.

Cameron Ross

Royal Navy Aircraft Engineering Technician

I found this course so interesting and learnt so much. Becky, the instructor, was so good at delivering the information, and explained everything so well. I am really looking forward to helping people with mental health problems now, and feel I am 100% more equipped to do this after this course.

Amanda Stoodley


I have had an amazing opportunity to become a MHFA . With the help of Becky Wright as a trainer, the experience I have taken away is as rewarding as new group of people I have been in training with. As a trainer Becky is knowledgeable and relaxing, the course is challenging and intense but Becky pulls the best from the group choosing the right speed and momentum to get the best from each person, turning the group into a team.

Chris Copeland


It was a very interesting course, very well presented. I think everybody should have an understanding of mental health because mental health effects lots of people. Even though the course was on zoom, I felt it was very interactive and everyone was included. I really enjoyed the experience. Thank you Becky.

Steve Clark

Lew Techniques Ltd

The two days was enjoyable throughout, I knew some of the team but got to know some new people and I do feel we will get in touch and see how we are all getting on in the future. Becky was so easy to listen too and she engaged brilliantly throughout both days. I have always had a love of well-being to others and wanting to help people, with the help of the knowledge Becky has given me, I feel I can now build this with more confidence.Thank you Becky.

Claire Scott


I came onto this course to gain better understanding of how I can help people. In the 2 day course I have learnt so much from Becky and from the resources that have been provided. I feel confident in being able to use my Mental Health First Aid qualification. A big thank you to Becky for making it a comfortable and safe environment which helped me open up about my own experiences to share with others.

Mickey Cole

Riverford Organics

I enjoyed attending the course. My knowledge of mental heath issues has grown remarkably. My Instructor was open, friendly and more than willing to share her knowledge. Becky was patient and happy to explain anything I didn’t quite understand. Becky also showed an amazing empathy with the delegates and guided us through the course with care and patience. I am looking forward the being able to support my colleagues with confidence.

Deborah Phillip

Riverford Organics

Fantastic course, can be very intense but with excellent outcomes. I feel I have the ability to approach and administer 1st aid with a far more confident manner and I have the ability to highlight supports available to people you are not alone and help is available.

Ben Wyatt

Riverford Organics

This course was set at the right level of depth, at a comfortable pace, and with a group size that allowed us all to participate freely,  but also in confidence of our confidentiality. Becky was calm, patient, informative and very genuine in her approach; going above and beyond by offering her support to some of the delegates on the call outside of our working group, just because she cared enough to do so.

I now feel equipped to start conversations that I would have avoided previously, and understand that as a MHFA I will play an important role within our business to support and protect the mental health and wellbeing of those around me.

Thank you Becky

Lucy Rose

Regional Sales and Talent Manager The Body Shop

I was really honoured to be given the opportunity to attend the course but was apprehensive as such an emotive subject I feared virtually it wouldn’t transfer as well and I would not feel as connected as completing in person.Becky was calm, considered and engaging in her communication style and I was quickly put at ease and felt comfortable sharing and engaging actively in the presentations. While there was a lot of content I believe the pace and timings worked exceptionally well and felt confident in the support available in completing from Becky. I feel empowered to support my team in MHFA as well as my friends & family and can see clearly how I can end put my training to good use as a befriender for elderly people. I feel confident in my gained knowledge and also have some great tools to reference and use as support ongoing.

Thank you so much for a great course Becky.

Katie Johnston

The Body Shop

An excellent course, though there was a large range of topics to cover, the course pace was excellent, the material varied to allow different learners to absorb the material and the course well structured and presented. Whether new to Mental Health, or with some existing experience, this course seemed to have something for everyone and I’d highly recommend anyone to attend to gain a better understanding of Mental Health and well being.

Brett Phillips

Obelisk UK


Becky Wright and the team at New Leaf were fantastic from start to end. They conducted them self’s with the utmost professionalism in all aspects prior to starting the course with all the correct links and literature received in a timely manner. The overall subject and content was delivered in a manner that made it easy to retain and learn with a great balance of interactive activities and breakout rooms. Becky made the whole group feel at ease when delivering what I believe to be a difficult and sometimes very close to home subject. I would highly recommend Becky and her team to deliver the MHFA course to any of my professional colleagues and to members of my family to further increase our understanding of the Mental Health ‘stigma’ and conditions that we can all be exposed to.

Adam Matthews

Royal Navy

I think the course was well run and brilliant content and explanation. It had a variety and good content to show the different types of mental health. I would recommend this course.

Paul Whitcombe


The course was fantastic! It was full of theory and plenty of practical to really get to grips with how to support someone during a mental health crisis. Becky’s knowledge, delivery and approach to including everyone within the session was second to none. The environment that she created meant that everyone was able to contribute and share as much as they wanted, whilst feeling comfortable and heard throughout. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of Mental Health and develop the skills necessary to support – but I would particularly recommend doing the course with Becky in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and for making such a challenging subject engaging and enjoyable.

Kim Johnson

Obelisk Networks (UK) Limited

This course has opened my eyes to the urgency of the Mental Health Crisis and what I as an individual can do to raise awareness. Similar to the many Medical First Aid courses I have done this Mental Health First Aid course provided me with the concepts, approaches and actions appropriate when I face someone experiencing a Mental Health Crisis. The delivery and the material were outstanding and very in-depth. I would recommend this course to any manager, leader, teacher, parent and coach.

Khaled Alwassia

Executive & Leadership Coach

The course was great, really learnt alot and will feel more confident approaching difficut situations now.  Thanks Greg



This course was amazing. Becky was great at keeping it moving at a good pace, adding in breaks and pauses perfectly to suit the mood of the sensitive subjects. Overall the course was very insightful and provided knowledge that I will now be able to implement not only in my role as a MHFAider, but also in my personal life. The engagement of everyone involved during the group collaboration workshops scenarios was the best I’ve been involved in, especially within a learning environment. A credit to all for creating a safe space for people to open up on their own experiences and really bring the course to life. Highly Recommend.

Steven McGlinchey

BrewDog PLCWarehouse Operations Manager

This course was great! Becky was very patient with us and very easy to listen/talk to. I learned a lot about how to help other people, but also about myself.



I found this course very helpful and i will be using everything i learned at my future life.

Thank you to Becky.



I thought the course was very engaging with the group and a safe place to learn and share from other group members experiences as well as Becky’s great engagement with the group. This course opened up my views and will allow me to implement best practice when it comes to dealing with MHFA and has also given me the correct tools to explore further into certain areas.

Scott Stephen


This course, and our instructor Becky, were absolutely fantastic. She kept us engaged and entertained for a full two days and I have never before felt sad that an educational course was coming to an end! She was able to facilitate a safe, caring environment for us to learn about these challenging topics and open up about our own experiences.



Becky has been an immense contribution in helping me better understand how to approach certain situations I wasn’t to comfortable approaching before and I feel that I’ve learned so much from her and I definitely see things through a different perspective now.I would just like to express how grateful I am for everything.

Anamaria Tacinca


Thoroughly enjoyed the course and Becky as an instructor was first class.

I was wary about online learning for 2 full days but it had the perfect mix of breakout sessions and wasn’t death by Powerpoint. I feel much better equipped to deal with mental health moving forward and would highly recommend the course to others.


Craig Young


This is an incredibly worthwhile and informative course. It has given me a new way in which to look at so many small things that I wouldn’t have thought twice about before. Despite learning online, it really felt like there was a personable atmosphere between the group. The course was delivered by Becky in a way that kept me engaged throughout which isn’t easy in this format. It felt like she added so much extra value rather than simply going through the workbook alone.

Craig Stevenson


Mental Health First Aid Course Testimonials

Counselling Feedback

I have Increased self awareness and understanding of behaviour patterns. Concrete practical strategies to improve my well being.

Counselling has helped me be able to confidently talk things through, to be listened to and come away with strategies to put in place to help me

I have spent time looking inward that this has enabled me to look outwards and upwards – thank you

I have improved resistance to racing ahead. Living in the moment more now.

I have learnt to let go of things

I am able to rationalise aspects of my life better

I am a stronger and more level headed person. I now deal with problems in a calmer, more methodical way where as a year or two ago the same problem would have crushed me. Thank you.

I am more confident I have more tools to deal with stressful situations , kinder to myself.