Youth Two-day Mental Health First Aid Training Course

The youth two-day mental health first aid training course, developed by MHFA England, qualifies attendees as youth mental health first aiders. Delegates will get a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect wellbeing. The course teaches delegates practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and gives them the confidence to step in and support a person who needs assistance.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those who want to gain the necessary skills to have a non-judgmental conversation with a young person, recognise the signs and symptoms of common youth mental health issues and effectively guide a young person towards the right support.

**Please be aware that this course covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a delegate feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.

However, if you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the delegate please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending. If the delegate is unsure whether MHFA is right for them, please encourage them to contact us to discuss their concerns. For support with your mental health, please contact Samaritans on 116 123, or NHS 111.**

What you will learn

About Youth Mental Health First Aid     Risk factors and warning signs for suicide
Context: England’s child health care policy     First aid for suicidal crisis
About mental health – facts and figures     About psychosis
Risk factors for mental ill health     Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis
Protective factors for mental health     Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing     The MHFA action plan for psychosis
The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE     About self-harm – facts and figures
Depression     Different types of eating disorders
Anxiety     The MHFA action plan for eating disorders
The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety     Recovery

Course duration

Two days.


There is no formal assessment for this course but delegates must complete all sections of the course.


On completion of the course, delegates will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aider certificate.


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