Our one day course qualifies you as a Youth MHFA Champion.

Youth MHFA Champions have: 

What to expect

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

The day includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

Can young people attend the course?

Young people are welcome on the course but those under 16 must have consent from their parent or guardian. Their emotional intelligence and current mental health must also be considered, and a safeguarding process must be in place.

Topics covered on the course include self-harm, eating disorders and suicide, and care must be taken to avoid triggering or influencing a vulnerable young person. Although our instructors are trained to support learners during the course, there must be good mental health referral pathways in place should the young person need mental health support following the course. A whole organisation approach to mental health helps with this. 

Ready to discuss training for your organisation?

Contact our team to discuss in-house training options.
Email the team
or call 0203 928 0760​

Schools across England may be entitled to at least one free place on a Youth MHFA One Day course for school staff through one of our funded programmes. Learn how to access your free place

If you’re looking to book a small number of individual places on a course, you may want to book directly with one of our independent instructors. Find courses running near you

“This new confidence in talking about mental health stopped us worrying about what to do and stopped things before they could get out of hand.”

Course structure

  • Why Youth MHFA One Day?
  • 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