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Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
At MHFA England we offer a range of courses tailored for people who teach, work, live with and care for young people aged 8 to 18. The courses can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards. Each
and every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor.

What will I learn?

What you learn will depend on the length of course you attend.

Half Day – MHFA Aware –
An introductory course designed to increase awareness of young people’s mental health and some of the issues that can affect this age group.

One Day – MHFA Champions
Teaches you how to identify when a young person might be experiencing a mental health issue and how to guide them to get the help they need.

Two Day – Mental Health First Aiders
Provides a more in depth understanding of specific mental health issues and is delivered in four manageable chunks:

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorder

It focuses on the issues faced by young people today, such as cyber bullying and substance misuse, and teaches how to promote protective factors and good parenting.  Completing the two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

How will attending a Youth Mental Health First Aid course help?

Each of the courses will increase awareness around young people’s mental health. The two day courses will allow you to develop practical skills to identify a range of mental health issues and support a young person to get the help they need.

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

Youth Mental Health in Education

We believe that the most effective way to safeguard young people and foster whole school wellbeing is to train a blend of staff in all schools. Our goal is for these vital skills to be part of initial teacher training so that every young person has access to a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Due to the difficult situation facing the UK, leading to an increase in Mental health Issues, Education Guru is currently discounting the MHFA Online Courses.

MHFA Aware – was £125 now £90
MHFA Champion – was £200 now £140
Mental Health First Aiders – was £300
now £220 (above prices excl vat)
For whole school training please get in touch to discuss price.

To find out more about Youth MHFA or to book onto a course, please contact:
Hester Binge on 07896101106 or email: