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Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid England®  Training

MHFA with Nicola  - young people
Youth MHFA tutors from ThirdSpace Theatre

Train to become a Youth Mental Health First Aider, and make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. New dates: 8th & 9th July 2024 in Brighton.

This course is open to all adults from different sectors, working directly with or supporting children professionally and/or personally.


If you work in education and have access to the Department for Education (DfE) Senior Mental Health Lead Training grant you may be able to use part of the grant to fund further activities to support your development, including this accredited course.

By the end of Youth Mental Health First Aid course, you will have:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that impact wellbeing.

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues 

  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress.

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening. 

  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate.

  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive.

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing. ​

Structure of the training:​

  • Two day face-to-face, or online course delivered across four manageable sessions.

  • The course will be delivered through a diverse and inclusive lens.

  • Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan.

  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

  • Maximum of 16 delegates

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth MHFAider®

  • A YouthMHFAider®  manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health.

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