youth mhfa

Courses available:​

  • Half-Day: Mental Health Aware
  • One-Day: Mental Health First Aid Champion
  • Two- Day: Mental Health First Aider​

This youth mental health training can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards and is relevant for people who teach, work, live with and care for 8 to 18 year olds, including young people themselves. Topics covered on the course include self-harm, eating disorders and suicide.


Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy.
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health.
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues.
  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery.


​Everyone who completes the course gets a manual to refer to whenever you need it, a workbook and a certificate of attendance.

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What can I expect on a half day Youth Mental Health Aware course?

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An introductory three-hour session to raise awareness of young people’s mental health.


​It is designed to give: 

An understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people.


Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues.


Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences.


​A taste of the contents of the MHFA two day course.

What can I expect on a one day Youth MHFA Champions Course?

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The one-day course qualifies you as a Youth MHFA Champion.


Youth MHFA Champions have:
An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people.


Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support.


Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness.


Skills to support positive wellbeing.

What can I expect on a two day Youth MHFA First Aider course?

Youth MHFA. Youth Mental Health. Blossom Mental Health Training Ltd.  Mental Health Awareness.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised two day training course which qualifies you as a MHFA First aider.


Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:
An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing.


Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues. 


Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress.


Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening. 


Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support.


Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive.


Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing.