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Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses

Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider by booking an individual place on an open course in your local area or online virtual classroom training. This is the official MHFA England Youth Mental Health First Aider training. Courses are all delivered by experienced and engaging MHFA England approved instructor members.

The courses have been developed by experts and give in-depth first aid skills to support someone who may be experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts or crisis, anxiety, eating disorders or self harm. See the full course outline here - Youth MHFA course outline

  • 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.

Public Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses

Mental Health First Aid Online

Mental Health First Aid Chelmsford

Mental Health First Aid London

Mental Health First Aid Milton Keynes

Mental Health First Aid Birmingham

Mental Health First Aid Brighton

Mental Health First Aid Isle of Wight

Private Group

If you are an organisation with 6 or more people to train please email

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