This one day course trains you as a Youth MHFA Champion, giving you: 

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing


We value this course at £200 per person.

Costs may vary depending on location and instructor – contact the instructor for more information by clicking on a course at the bottom of this page.


  • One day face-to-face course or online

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

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

Everyone who completes the course gets: 

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth MHFA Champion

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


We strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book onto a course through the MHFA England website, please fill in the ‘Accessibility requirements’ section of the booking form and tell us what you need to access the course venue and materials.

Visit our accessibility page for more information.

“Extremely useful and insightful course, very eye opening and has completely changed my perspective on some often rather uncomfortable topics.”

Course structure

  • Why Youth MHFA Champion?
  • What is mental health and mental ill health?
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Recovery
  • Resilience

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