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Youth Mental Health Aware
MHFA England Training

Become youth mental health aware and learn new skills to support young people. Taking this course raises your awareness about young peoples mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing. You will leave with an understanding of the common mental health conditions and the symptoms that may present in young people. There are still many myths and misunderstandings surrounding mental health and this course works to highlight the facts and helps break stigma.


Who should take this course? This MHFA England training is recommended for anyone who lives with, works with or supports young people aged 8 - 18 years. If you work in a school or youth organisation it is particularly useful for all staff and to sit alongside youth mental health first aider training 

  • Two days training, you will gain skills to;
    Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports Practise active listening and empathy Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality Practise self-care
  • Everyone who completes the course gets:
    A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it​ after completing the course A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan​ A digital MHFAider® certificate Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events ​ The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England
  • What is the course structure?
    Learning takes places through a medley of group discussions, videos, workshop activities and case studies. The pace is kept light and easy to follow whilst being incredibly thought provoking.
  • What are the training options?
    In-person classroom training: We currently run in-person mental health first aid courses where individual places can be booked. The classroom format is two days training. See locations at bottom of this web page. ​ Online deliveries: Same training and certificate, delivered via live virtual classrooms- Mental health first aid online ​ Private group training: If you have six or more people to train you have the option to chose your own dates and schedule.
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Youth Mental Health Aware Course Structure

  • What is mental health?

  • Protective and risk factors

  • Stigma and discrimination

  • Mental Health Continuum Model 

  • Self-harm and suicide

  • Signs and symptoms of mental ill health in young people

  • Stress Container Model

  • Signposting to professional and self-help

  • Safeguarding

  • Recovery

  • Self-awareness and self-care

Mental Health First Aid Aware Courses Dates

Booking for multiple people?

Three or more people - we apply a multi booking discount of 12%

Six or more people - you have the option to book private group training, face to face online on your own chosen dates.

Contact: / 01277 801 844

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