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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Course Information 


Course Outline:

 The course is over two days and split into four sessions



  • Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December 2023

  • Thursday 7th  and Friday 8th  March  2024

  • Thursday  6th and Friday 7th June 2024

Start time:- 09:00am

Finish time:- 5:00pm


Course Fee:-  £300.00 per person


Refreshments and Lunch will be provided.


Blueprint Alliance

C/o Sirius Academy West

296 Anlaby Park Road South





  • Steve Hoey

  • Andy Dulson

Terms and conditions

The course: -

Our Youth MHFA two-day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. The course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA).

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with, or supports young people aged 8-18.

They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs 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.

Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

But more than that, 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.

Let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every young person has access to support if they need it.

What to expect: -

  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

  • Learning takes place across four manageable sessions.

  • Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid actions plan.


When you complete the course, you will get: -

  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health

  • A certified certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider

Day 1: - Session 1

  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Context: England’s child health care policy

  • About mental health – facts and figures

  • Risks factors for mental ill health

  • Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing

  • The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE

Day 2: - Session 2

  • About depression – facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • About anxiety disorders – facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

Day 2: - Session 3

  • About suicide

  • Risk factors and warning signs for suicide

  • First aid for suicidal crisis

  • About psychosis

  • Risk factors and warning signs for psychosis

  • Types of psychotic disorders

  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

  • The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE

Day 2: - Session 4

  • About self-harm – facts and figures

  • Risk factors

  • Signs and symptoms

  • The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE

  • About eating disorders – facts and figures

  • Different types of eating disorders

  • The MHFA action plan for eating disorders: ALGEE

  • Recovery

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