Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

This online course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect 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 ​

     

Cost

The value of the course is £300, however we realise that during these difficult times finances are tight.  We are therefore currently offering this course at £195, please talk to us as we are happy to discuss providing extended payment terms here.
 

Format
  • This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub

  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions spread across one to two weeks, with self-learning activities in between. See course structure section below for more detail 

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

  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
     

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider

  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it

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