Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
St John Ambulance is collaborating with Mental
Health First Aid England to deliver youth mental health first
aid courses for anyone who works, lives or supports young people
aged 8-18 – such as school staff and youth workers.
What you will learn on our youth mental health first aid
- Get the confidence and
knowledge to spot symptoms of mental ill health in a
- Skills to offer support and
guidance to a young person towards the help they
- How to help with early
intervention, by stopping a mental health issue from
- Techniques to decrease the
stigma surrounding mental health through education and
Our courses will not train you to be a
therapist, but they will prepare you to offer reassuring support
and guidance when a young person needs it most.
The courses also give you the skills to manage
your own mental wellbeing, empowering you to set an example of a
healthy mental environment for young people.
Which Youth MHFA courses are available?
Youth Mental Health First Aid Two-Day Training
The two-day youth mental health first aid course is for those who
wish to become a certified youth mental health first aider.
Certificate holders will be given the skills to spot the triggers
of various mental health issues and the confidence to reassure and
support a young person in distress. Delegates will have the ability
to support a young person with a long term mental health issue and
the skill to guide them to further help if required.
Youth Mental Health First Aid One-Day Training
The one-day youth mental health first aid course is for those
wanting to gain an understanding of common mental health issues and
how they can affect young people. The course helps raise awareness
of mental health issues and the support on offer to young people.
It teaches techniques on how to work more effectively with young
people who live with a mental illness.