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Youth Mental Health First Aid

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The Sam West Foundation (SWF) heavily subsidies these Mental Health First Aid England (youth) courses. There are three different courses to chose from:

Mental Health Aware (Half day)

Mental Health Champions (One day)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Two day)


The courses are delivered via quality assured Mental Health First Aid England trained instructors.  The instructor training programme is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.  Over three million people in 25 countries have receive Mental Health First Aid training.


Benefits of attending one of the above course is that people will be able to:


  • Define mental health and emotional well-being

  • Relate to young people's experiences

  • Recognise some signs of mental health distress

  • Start a supportive conversation about mental health ill health

  • Boost your knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

  • Look after yourself so you are in a good place to help others

For prices, course dates and further information please


" One of the most important training courses I've undertaken.  I will take so much forward from it and hopefully be able to help young people with mental health.”

"Attending the course has had a significant impact on my perception and understanding of mental health.  As a result, my professional practice will change.  I am determined to share/disseminate my learning with my colleagues.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for enabling this."

 "I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for enabling me to be part of the YMHFA course, it was such a valuable learning experience for me both as a mum and also as a school leader. There were so many things that resonated with my beliefs about children/ young adults and the support they need for the world they are going to grow up in - this sort of training should be mandatory in all teacher training establishments too, I now feel I am in a good place to start those conversations so thank you."

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