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06 June 2024 12:30 | Course type: Full day | Audience: This course is suitable for anyone working with or supporting children and young people from the ages of 8-18 years

Raise your awareness of young people’s mental health and become certified as Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware.

This course will help you to support young people with mental health issues by enabling you to relate better to their experience and developing your skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues.

Participants who complete this half day training session will be certified as Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware.

Please note that each delegate will need to use a separate device and headphones to access this training. Due to the interactive nature of the course, it is not designed to be delivered via one screen to many. Additionally please be aware that if delegates are all very close to each other without headphones / mic, we can sometimes experience feedback issues on Zoom that severely disrupts the training.


By giving you the tools to confidently relate to young people living with mental health issues, this course will support you to create a mentally healthy environment in your school, setting, youth group or in your community, family and peer group. By undertaking this course you will also be able to contribute to creating a culture where talking about feelings is the norm and stigma associated with mental health is reduced.

July 2020 NHS Digital followed up on their 2017 survey to explore changes since 2017 and discovered that In 2020, one in six (16%) children aged 5 to 16 years were identified as having a probable mental disorder, increasing from one in 9 (10.8%) in 2017.

This course will provide mental health first aid knowledge and skills, it won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will show you how to appropriately listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. You will also be able to advocate for mental health awareness.

We limit numbers on this virtual course, with a minimum number of 8 so that the instructors can keep people safe and supported while they learn. Learning takes place through a mix of highly interactive group activities, presentations and discussions.

Further details regarding the course can be found on our website


Our Youth MHFA half day course qualifies you as Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware and you will have:
• An understanding of mental health in young people and factors that affect wellbeing,
• An understanding of stigma and discrimination,
• Knowledge of protective and risk factors,
• Some practical skills to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues,
• Confidence to reassure and signpost a young person in distress.

Everyone who completes the course will be able to take away with them:
• A Youth Mental Health First Aid combined manual and workbook,

Following the programme, delegates will receive a certificate from Mental Health England confirming their attendance on the course, and their status as Youth Mental Health First Aid Aware.


Health & Wellbeing Team

Booking information

Cost: £55 per delegate for settings who have an SLA with the Health & Wellbeing Service. £70 for settings with no current Health & Wellbeing Service SLA. Please note: due to the cost of resources, this course is not included within the SLA credits.

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