Become a Youth MHFA Champion

This one day course trains you as a Youth MHFA Champion, giving you: 

  • 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


One day face-to-face course

  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn


Everyone who completes the course gets: 

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth MHFA Champion
  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it

“Extremely useful and insightful course, very eye opening and has completely changed my perspective on some often rather uncomfortable topics.

Course structure



Why Youth MHA One Day?


What is mental health and mental ill health?


Stigma and discrimination

Eating disorders

The Mental Health First Aid action plan


Depression and Suicide.

Recovery and Resilience