What will I learn?

Youth MHFA Lite is an introductory three hour awareness course offering an overview of young people’s mental health and mental health issues. 

On a Youth MHFA Lite course you will:

  • Gain an understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Learn to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Identify stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues
  • Learn ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
  • Experience a taste of the contents of the two day Youth MHFA course.

How will I learn?

The three hour session will be a mix of presentations, group interaction, and activities. Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, we limit numbers to 25 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult.

You’ll receive a Youth MHFA Lite manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course and a certificate from MHFA England.

Who can attend the course?

The course is for everyone and is relevant for people who teach, work, live with and care for 8 to 18 year olds, including young people themselves, although parental consent is required below the age of 16. Why not check out what a few people have said about MHFA?

How do I book onto a course?

You can register your interest by using the course booker at the bottom of this page. This will send an email to the instructor running the course who will then get in touch to confirm your place.

Using the booking form below does not guarantee you a place. Please do not book any travel or accommodation until you have received your confirmation email.

Want to know more about the course contents?

Simply email us at info@mhfaengland.org or give us a ring on 020 7250 8062 where one of us will be more than happy to give you further guidance.


We value the Youth MHFA Lite course at £75 per person.

These costs may vary depending on location and instructor.

You can contact our instructors directly for more information. Just click on the title of the course listing you are interested in, and you will be taken to a page with more information on that specific course, including the instructor’s contact details. They’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

Want to learn more about young people's mental health?

If you’ve enjoyed the introductory Youth MHFA Lite course then attending our two day Youth MHFA course is the next step. The full two day course provides more in depth knowledge and teaches you the skills of Mental Health First Aid. When you have completed the course you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider.

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If you still can't find what you're looking for, then either drop us an email at info@mhfaengland.org or call us on 020 7250 8062 and we'll see what we can do.