Youth Mental Health Training

Our mission is simple, we create superheroes on standby! We are working with MHFA England to help turn 1 in 10 people in the UK into Mental Health Heroes.

Record levels of young people are struggling. Did you know suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19?

Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people. It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help.

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We aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that 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.

SkillBase First Aid Bespoke courses, sessions and talks can also be arranged for organisations looking at specific topics to be covered as part of their wellbeing strategy, and/or to support their existing Youth Mental Health First Aider’s in work. Learn more here

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What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid, or MHFA is an internationally recognised training course, which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms 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. See details of course content here

We don’t train people to become therapists, we teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and to potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Just like physical first aid, MHFA training is focused on an action plan that aims to preserve life, prevent further harm, and promote recovery, through practical skills that can be used every day.

According to the World Federation for Mental Health, “Employees favour a workplace that cares for their wellbeing and demonstrates support for wellbeing through a healthy work/life balance and strong diversity policies” (2017: Mental Health in the Workplace)

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Our Youth Courses

We offer the full range of MHFA England accredited and certified Youth focused training courses, alongside our SkillBase bespoke options, for those who work, live with, or care for children aged 8-18 years.

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Our Mental Health Training Courses

We offer a variety of options for organisations. Find out more about our courses…

Qualified Mental Health First Aider

(MHFA Accredited)

Two Day or Online

Mental Health Champion

(MHFA Accredited)

One Day or Online

Mental Health Aware Course

(MHFA Accredited)

Half Day

Mental Health First Aid Refresher

(MHFA Accredited)

Half Day

Bespoke Mental Health Training

(SkillBase Certified)

Tailored To Your Workplace

Talks &

For All Employees

Tailored To Your Workplace

Looking for Youth MHFA for your School?

(MHFA Accredited)

One Day, Two Day or Online

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A Mental Health First Aider’s Story

“How to summarise the last couple of days? I have been on a journey of huge proportions. Gaining insight to the deepest parts of some ‘regular’ and ‘ordinary’ people; expanding my knowledge and avid interest in the subject of mental health; expressing myself in an incredibly candid and cathartic manner… I wholeheartedly underestimated the impact the Mental Health First Aid course could have on me. My faith in humanity, and the generosity in spirit of strangers, has taken a leap of restoration. I could not be more moved or grateful. And I implore anyone and everyone to take advantage of this life changing journey to enlightenment, courtesy of SkillBase First Aid.”

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Lauren Rose, MH First Aider

More about Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training Courses

‘Me, My Colleagues & Our Mental Health’ – Live Webinar for World Mental Health Day 2023

            Join us for our live 45 min webinar on Tuesday 10th October at 12:00-12:45 for World Mental Health Day 2023! Book my FREE place today! >   What is the webinar about? We will look at mental health at work as a whole, thinking […]

World Mental Health Day

Get ready for World Mental Health Day on 10 October, as we call on everyone to open up to mental health, to talk and to listen! World Mental Health Day was first observed on the 10th of October 1992 as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health […]

What should my company do for World Mental Health Day?

Get ready for World Mental Health Day on 10 October, as we call on everyone to open up to mental health, to talk and to listen! World Mental Health Day was first observed on the 10th of October 1992 as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health […]

8 Things to try in the workplace AFTER World Mental Health Day!

World Mental Health Day was first observed on 10 October 1992 as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health aimed at promoting mental health advocacy and educating the public on relevant issues. Celebrated on the 10th of October, it provides an opportunity to place the spotlight on the […]

Youth Mental Health Day – Interview with King Edward VI College

Youth Mental Health Day is a great opportunity to raise further awareness of young people and their mental health. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Adam Craddock-Wright, Teacher of Psychology at King Edward VI College (KE6) in Nuneaton about the new roll-out of Fundamental Wellbeing First Aid training. […]

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

What is World Suicide Prevention Day? World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was established in 2003 in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO) aimed at reaching national organisations, governments and the general public, giving a singular message that suicide can be prevented. WSPD continues to grow year on year, with recent […]

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We're on a mission to fill the UK with heroes-on-standby. First Aiders trained in a way that gives them confidence, not just competence.

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