Youth MHFA Champion – One Day

Our 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


Session 1

  • Why Youth MHFA One Day?
  • What is mental health and mental ill health?
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Depression
  • Suicide

Session 2

  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Recovery
  • Resilience


You will need a minimum of 8 people for this course and a maximum of 16. This is so we can keep people safe and supported whilst they learn.

The day includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. You will get a Youth MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

When you complete the day you’ll get a certificate to say you are a Youth MHFA Champion.