Mental Health Life Coach – Live – Interactive – Online


We have combined our award-winning training experience and the skill and accreditation of John Lewis (JL Mindset Performance) to produce an outstanding new programme that combines the essential knowledge and skill training for the First Aid For Mental Health role and client supporting coaching models and of course powerful NLP models and interventions

With a mix of Mental health insights, coaching models and NLP approaches, this training programme will give you a solid foundation to build a unique coaching practice, be that as an internal organisational First Aid Mental Health Coach, or an external freelance professional.

Next Dates: October: 2nd & 3rd, 16th & 17th. – November: 13th & 14th – December 11th.



This is a brand new programme that combines the essential knowledge and skill training for the First Aid For Mental Health Coach role and client supporting coaching models and of course powerful NLP models and interventions

Over 7 days of highly interactive and content-rich training you will explore just how both coaching and NLP models can assist and support and signpost as required clients presenting with a range of symptoms.

Unlike registered therapists, a Mental Health Life Coach does not specialise in treating complex clinical problems. However, what they can do is help clients manage emotions, challenge negative thinking patterns, improve relationship skills, develop a more useful self-awareness, set personal goals and reduce stress and anxiety — all of which bolsters and supports good mental health.

The combination of the outcome-focused, future planning life coaching skills with the knowledge gained from the First Aid For Mental Health training will give you the skills to work with a range of clients enabling them to overcome issues and help them develop and create positive personal and professional life goals.

Mental Health Life Coaching helps clients envision life without depression or other obstacles to emotional well-being. It is a niche within the coaching field that touches on therapy, but it does not work with or attempt to treat mental illness. Coaches in this niche don’t view mental health in terms of illness or psychological problems; they view it as an issue needing life goals clarification and identification, support and guidance, behaviour modification, and life skills training.

These are the main areas on which mental health coaches work:

  • Identifying, clarifying, and defining goals.
  • Creating a plan that will use the client’s skills and strengths to reach those goals.
  • Holding the client accountable for the progress and achievement of those goals.
  • Providing structure, inspiration, guidance, motivation, and support.

This course is delivered online using a mix of pre-study material and LIVE Online workshops.  A range of First Aid For Mental Health-related subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety

Training Schedule*

Pre-Study Material – All registered students will be given a login to our Online Learning Platform to begin your training journey. This pre-recorded learning resource will give you the opportunity to start building the foundations of both Coaching and NLP, so when you join the LIVE training you will ready to see who both coaching and NLP can support your Mental Health First Aid work.   Additionally, each LIVE training day session will be recorded and added to your Online Account for you to review again and again.

Meet & Greet – TBC. This will be a pre-course virtual get-together so we can introduce ourselves and get familiar with the Zoom environment, ask questions, and generally get ready for the first training day.  This will be an evening event, that we will host about a week or so before the scheduled start date of the course.  We will invite all registered students to join.

Day One: Welcome and programme introduction and overview, Rapport, Sensory Acuity, Calibration, Submodalities, Eye-Accessing Cues, New Behaviour Generator, The Power of Well-Formed Outcomes.

Day Two:Exploring Representational Systems, Predicates Preferences, Perceptual Positions, Anchors, NLP Presuppositions. 

Day Three:  –  The structure of successful coaching, exploring coaching models including GROW, WHAT and using Proactive Listening Skills and powerful coaching questions.

Day Four: – Exploring Core Coaching Competencies, Coaching Presence, and coaching models including, OSKAR and APROCESS.

Day Five: – First Aid For Mental Health Core Training: Understand what is first aid for mental health, provide advice and start a conversation. How to implement an action plan including mental health in the workplace. Learn about some mental health conditions. 

Day Six: First Aid For Mental Health Core Training: Exploring and gaining an understanding of mental health conditions,

Day Seven:Integrating First Aid For Mental Health with Coaching and NLP. Exploring Advanced Coaching and NLP Models For Managing Personal Change & Practical Assessment 

Group Tutor Sessions: The above schedule will be supported by high-quality pre-recorded study material (videos), additional group tutor sessions, co-coaching events, and supervision sessions. This will be a great opportunity to Practice & gain Supervision – It will help you deepen your learning and gain confidence in your NLP and Coaching Practice. 

This groundbreaking course will give you 3 nationally recognised qualifications:

  • Foundation Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Foundation Diploma in NLP
  • Level 3 Award in First Aid For Mental Health

Awarding Bodies: 

This course is accredited by the following bodies:

  • Association For Coaching
  • Association For NLP
  • First Aid Awards

Qualifications Assessment: 

  • 15 hours of documented coaching (template provided)
  • Essay on coaching approach and case study
  • Knowledge Questionnaire

This course is delivered online with a dynamic mix of pre-recorded study material and LIVE Online Interactive training. This course is delivered in partnership with John Lewis from JL Mindset Performance. 

John has a successful coaching practice with his focus on Life Coaching, Sports Coaching & Motivation. John is also a licensed First Aid For Mental Health trainer. Additionally, John is a Member of the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, the Association for Coaching and a UK College of Personal Development Associate Trainer.

*Example schedule, subject to change and development as required. 

All training live training is delivered online via Zoom.