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Licenced Youth Mental Health First Aid England® Training Courses

Youth MHFA is an internationally recognised course, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.


Course dates: 30th October and 31st October 2023 (Brighton, in-person)

If you work with children and teenagers (or plan to) and have an interest in supporting their mental health and wellbeing, then this is the ideal course to help broaden your skillset and develop a deeper understanding.


Join Advanced Practitioners Nicola Harvey, and Tracy Keating, for comprehensive two day practical in-person training. We will learn the psycho-education behind childhood anxiety, depression, self-harm and other conditions impacting youth today, and ways to support young people.

Through interactive presentations, discussions and activities, we'll also explore how to create action plans for young people requiring early intervention support.

Upon completion, you will be a certified and registered as a MHFA England Youth Mental Health First Aider, but most importantly, have the skills to support children and young people's emotional, mental, and physical health and wellbeing.

This course will be delivered through an anti-racism lens, to highlight the importance of diversity, equity and inclusive practice; and to break down barriers when children and young people access mental health support. The course is £270.00 per person (see payment details and options below).

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the symptoms of youth mental health issues

  • Understand the impact of racism on mental health

  • Guide and support a young person towards appropriate professional help 

  • Provide initial help to a young person

  • Create a recovery action plan 

Course Outcomes:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue

  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues

  • Adopt an anti-racist approach towards youth mental health

  • Develop confidence helping a young person experiencing a mental health issue

  • Guide a young person towards the right support

  • Be mindful of your own wellbeing

Format of the Course:

The Youth MHFA course takes place over two full days and the sessions are a mix of presentations, discussions, and group work activities.


We will provide a safe learning environment and are qualified and trained to support you throughout the whole course, as such if you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to.


Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult.


Everyone who attends the course receives a copy of the MHFA England materials, which are excellent support resources. When you have completed the course, you will receive an accredited certificate confirming that you are a trained and licensed Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Your Trainers

The course will be co-delivered by Nicola Harvey and Tracy Keating. Both are qualified practitioners, with extensive professional experience in youth mental health and diversity, equity and inclusion. Click here to learn more about Tracy, and for Nicola's biography, click here.

Eligibility of Participants

The course is for everyone aged 18 and upwards,  supporting children and young people. You don’t need any qualifications  in mental health to take part. 


£270.00 inclusive of course materials, accreditation with the Royal Society for Public Health, and registration as a Youth Mental Health First Aider with MHFA England.

To book your space, pay via the button below, or if you would prefer an invoice, please email us at and we will be more than happy to give you further guidance.

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