About Mental Health Survival

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Our story

A little bit about us

Mental Health Survival in the Workplace was established by Graham Ramsey to provide practical, affordable support, interventions and advice to the public and private sector. As a result of a series of successful sessions delivered to members of the National Education Union. As a qualified teacher, x-police officer, Law graduate, Mental Health First-Aider and Instructor he has designed sessions that are based on academic authority and lived experience. Making any input, engaging, relevant and effective at driving positive change in any workplace or setting. Now also delivering Mental Health First Aid Training on behalf of MHFA England.

Graham Ramsey, LLB (Hons), PGCE (QTS), Mental Health First-Aider & Instructor (Founder of Mental Health Survival)

Graham designs and delivers his own sessions; with the exception of his role as a licensed MHFA England associate Instructor – delivering their nationally recognised Adult Mental Health First Aider course. His objective being to help as many people as possible maintain good mental health and well-being. The benefits to the public and private sector are significant: reduced absenteeism, reduced presenteeism; creating genuinely good places to work and reduce staff turnover; promoting a positive reputation; and mitigating potential employer liability. Good for business, employees and society! All courses can also be accessed by private individuals at scheduled public events.

“More than 130 million days are still being lost to sickness absence every year in Great Britain and working-age ill health costs the national economy £100 billion a year.”

Attendees of a MHFA classroom course in Salford


In partnership with NW Autism and SEND he also designs and delivers training around Autism, Special Educational Needs, Social Stories and Lego-based Therapy. Providing CPD to adults working with children, and implementing systems and environments that support SEND pupils accessing mainstream schools. Advocacy services are also available from his associate at NW Autism and SEND.

MHFA England

Mental Health First Aid training came to England in 2007. The Department of Health: National Institute of Mental Health in England (NIMHE) developed and launched the programme as part of a national approach to improve public mental health.

Mental Health First-Aid Accreditations

MHFA is a Licensed Provider of Mental Health First Aid training from MHFA International. Based in Australia, MHFA International is a not-for-profit organisation that develops, delivers and evaluates accredited mental health training programmes.

Reviews from past course attendants

What people say about our courses


"Graham was absolutely amazing! I cannot give enough credit for his teaching style, patience and is just overall a decent guy! - I will be advising ANYONE who needs it to go with Graham and learn more about mental health!"

Adult MHFA - 2 Day Classroom Participant

"For someone with little exposure to ill mental health or for someone that wants structure and framework around the best way to manage a first aid event the course is great. I feel much more prepared to act in a professional 'correct' way. It's a lot to cover in two days so I am pleased to have the manual as additional support and information."

Adult MHFA - 2 Day Online Course Participant

"The course was extremely well delivered, interactive and engaging. Although the content covered was in depth and sensitive, all topics were approached with the utmost care and consideration."

Adult MHFA - 2 Day Classroom Participant

"Graham made the course both informative and enjoyable. The subject matter makes is not the easiest material to teach. They supported us as a group and as individuals. My knowledge and confidence to approach a person with a mental health condition has increased enormously. Thanks for a great course."

Adult MHFA - 2 Day Online Course Participant

"I am really impressed by how much we were able to learn in 2 days and the extensive resources and ongoing support provided to us following on from this. I highly recommend this course and especially our tutor - Graham Ramsay. 5 stars!"

Adult MHFA - 2 Day Classroom Participant

"The course was helpful and informative. I felt well equipped to deal with the course contents thanks to the pre learning support, videos and activities prior to the two day course. The two course helped to consolidate my knowledge and understanding and confidence through group discussions and extra case studies/supportive activities."

Adult MHFA - 2 Day Online Course Participant
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