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Course Overview

 Through a mix of presentation, discussions, self-reflection and group activities, completion of the two day Youth MHFA course, delivered by a quality assured trainer who has attended the MHFA Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people's mental health and factors that can affect wellbeing

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

  • Confidence to step in, 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 self-help resources, 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/disability to thrive

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing


You will receive a certificate to confirm your training as well as the five-step MHFA action plan and comprehensive manual on completion of the course. 

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Course Content

 Session 1 

  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Context: England's child health care policy

  • About mental health  - facts & figures

  • Risk factors for mental ill health

  • Protective factors for mental ill health

  • Preventing mental health issues & promoting wellbeing

  • The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE

 Session 2 ​

  • About depression - facts & figures

  • Signs & symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • About anxiety disorders - facts & figures

  • Signs & symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • The MHFA action plan for depression & anxiety: ALGEE

 Session 3 

  • About suicide

  • Risk factors & warning signs for suicide

  • First aid for suicidal crisis

  • About psychosis

  • Risk factors & warning signs of psychosis

  • Types of psychotic disorders

  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

  • The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE

 Session 4 


  • About self-harm - facts & figures

  • Risk factors

  • Signs & symptoms

  • The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE

  • About eating disorders - facts & figures

  • Different types of eating disorders

  • The MHFA action plan for eating disorders: ALGEE

  • Recovery

Guide Pricing

The following are guide prices only. 

This course can be tailored to specific requirements and the location of courses can vary therefore prices may fluctuate.


Please enquire for a customised quote or to book for individuals and small groups. Please note, open courses can only be run if the minimum delegate requirement is met.

In-House Training:

  • Classroom Course Price £3204

This is a cost-effective way of training between 5 and 16 people in your own venue.

  • Virtual Course Price £2895


  • Course delivery

  • Trainer fee

  • Training resources & materials

  • Up to 16 spaces

  • Certificates of attendance

  • Flexible course dates

Open Course :

  • Classroom Course Price £269 pp

  • Virtual Course Price £239 pp


  • Course delivery

  • Trainer fee

  • Training resources & materials

  • Venue

  • Lunch & Refreshments

  • Certificates of attendance

We regularly run training courses across the South East, please check public courses for upcoming courses.


Youth Mental Health First Aid: Two Day

Why Youth Mental Health First Aid?

  • Provide support - 1 in 9 children aged 5-15 have a mental health disorder. (Mental Health Foundation, 2017)

  • Prevent death - Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19. (MHFA England, 2020)

  • Prevent illness - 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24. (Mental Health Foundation, 2005)

  • Equip yourself/staff - In an average group of 30 15-year-olds, 6 may be self-harming . (MHFA England, 2020)

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