Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
Our courses won’t teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.
Which course is right for me?
|Course||Duration||Cost||Mental Health First Aid England Qualification||Why Should I Consider This Course?
|Youth Mental Health First Aid Course||2 days||£300||Youth Mental Health First Aider||- The most comprehensive MHFA England Mental Health First Aid Course for those interested in young people aged 8-18-
- The only course allowing delegates to act as Youth Mental Health First Aiders
|Youth Mental Health Champion Course||1 day||£200||Youth Mental Health Champion||- Less time-intensive than the full 2-day course, but allowing for more depth than the introductory course
- Could be used as an introduction to the full 2-day course
- Allows qualification as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion
|Youth Mental Health Aware Half Day Course||3 hours||£75||Youth Mental Health Aware||- For those who want a short introduction to the area or who want a brief awareness session
- Less time-intensive than the other courses offered
- Allows for qualification as Youth Mental Health Aware