Mental Health First Aid Course Testimonials

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


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

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

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

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.


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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.