Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Courses

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 courses:

  • Get the confidence and knowledge to spot symptoms of mental ill health in a young person.
  • Skills to offer support and guidance to a young person towards the help they require.
  • How to help with early intervention, by stopping a mental health issue from deteriorating.
  • Techniques to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health through education and awareness.


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 Course

    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.


Coming soon

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid One-Day Training Course 

    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.



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