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Youth Mental Health First Aid

This resource has the following types: Training Course

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an internationally recognised two day training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis to young people aged 8-18 years. Everyone on a Youth MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support a young person experiencing mental health issues.

The course will help you to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue in young people
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing mental ill health
  • Provide help on a first aid basis and protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help a young person recover faster and guide towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues, covering depression, suicidal crisis, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, self-harm, and psychosis

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding young people towards appropriate support
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a young person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

On Completion:

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the Youth MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider. These are included in the course fee.



Bookable Only

How to Book

To book your place or to find out more information, please contact:   01472 323837





Funding may be available to find out more information,
please contact: 01472 323837


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Follow On Options

Mental Health First Aid is also availble for working with adults, helping to improve workplace mental health.

Resource Link

  Mental Health First Aid England Website