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Youth Mental Health First Aid

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This is Mental Health First Aid England training. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18.

This course will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

We won’t teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis—and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Most importantly, you will leave with the skills to look after your own mental health so you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

YMHFA Training for Your Workplace

We can deliver a YMHFA course directly to your organisation for up to 16 participants. This can be delivered online or face-to-face at your premises.

Length:    2 Days (4 x half days online)
Number of Learners:    Max. 16
Price:    £2800+VAT

Discounts available for charities organisations and for Manchester Mind Charity Partners – please contact us for your discount code.

We have updated our prices for any training taking place from January 2024 onwards. We understand the challenges created by the cost of living crisis and, with this in mind, have not increased our training prices over the past two years. We have now taken the decision to revise our prices based on our own costs and needs as an organisation whilst ensuring our courses remain excellent value for money for organisations wishing to invest in mental health support.

The new price for this course will be: £3,200+VAT.  Discounts for charities and charity partners will still apply.

As a special offer, previous rates will apply for any courses booked before 31 December 2023 to take place in January, February or March 2024.

Is this a new initiative for your organisation? We can offer a further bespoke half day session in which your Mental Health First Aiders will design their job role within the organisation, including how they will support each other, how often, if there is a need for reporting and who this will be to, and how. Please contact us for a quote and to find out more.


Vital services are dependent on Manchester Mind generating our own income to pay for and deliver them. Recently our Listening Telephone Service has provided a lifeline for many people who have felt isolated and struggled with their mental health. People who come through to this service receive a call for up to an hour, for as many times as needed with an experienced member of staff.  Each call costs approximately £26.

Who is it for

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18.

Course Content

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the signs of poor mental health
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Non-judgemental listening
  • Signposting to further support and how to engage with external factors where appropriate
  • Self care

We’re a local, independent charity and we’re here to support you.

Any profit we make from training is invested back into our charity to enable us to continue to provide and develop our services for young people and adults at a time when they are more needed than ever. Find out more about the work we do here.

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