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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training


Youth MHFA is designed to teach staff how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health. The training gives people the skills and confidence to safely address mental health issues in young people aged 8 to 18, with a strong practical focus on how to support a young person experiencing mental distress.

Course Content

Completing our two-day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

• 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 your own mental wellbeing


In addition to the direct benefit to young people who may be suffering with mental health issues, our training can help school leaders raise awareness of mental health issues in their school and wider community, reducing stigma and discrimination.

Each Youth MHFA course from Just Education is delivered by a quality assured instructor, certificated and accredited by MHFA England.

Book this course or find out more

You can book places on this course held in an external venue, or choose to host the course on your school premises with up to 16 places for participants.

If you would like to book this course, or find out more about any of our CPD courses, then please drop us a line at

One of our training team will be happy to respond to your request, providing you with pricing and availability – helping you choose the best CPD programme for you and your school.