MHFA teaches people to spot the signs of mental health issues and how to guide a person towards support. The course won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but it will teach you how to respond in a crisis and how to reach out before a crisis happens. To find out more about the benefits of MHFA please visit Youth · MHFA England.

Our youth MHFA course can be delivered either online or face to face across either 2 or 4 days. The training course is designed to be delivered to between 8 and 16 people.

MHFA is split into 4 sessions which takes place over either two full days or four half days. In order to receive your certification in MHFA you must attend all sessions. Certificates are issues directly from MHFA England upon completion of the course.

For face to face training we can deliver this course on site at your organisations venue or at our wellbeing centre in Ashton-under-Lyne, (216-218 Katherine Street, OL6 7AS). Please note that due to covid guidelines we can at present only accommodate up to 8 people at our venue.

If your organisation would like to book a MHFA course for your staff, please email trainingacademy [at] This training can be delivered between 8-16 persons either at your own venue (if COVID compliant) or online via zoom.


Current Sessions

We will be running sessions throughout the year which are available for members of the public to book on to. The cost for these sessions are £199 per person. To book please follow the link below. You will be asked for payment at the time of booking to reserve your space. If you require an invoice to your organisation please email melkelly [at] before booking so we can arrange this for you.

Unfortunately we are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our online booking system for courses. If you are having issues booking a course or haven’t received your confirmation email could you please email melkelly [at] ()

with your name, email address and the name and date of the course and we will look into this for you.


Dates: Start: Finish: Booking Link:
3rd and 10th March 9:00 17:00 awaiting link
15th and 22nd March 9:00 17:00 awaiting link
26th May and 2nd June 9:00 17:00 awaiting link
13th and 14th December 9:00 17:00 awaiting link

Session 1

  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Context: England’s child health care policy

  • About mental health – facts and figures

  • Risk factors for mental ill health

  • Protective factors for mental health

  • Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing

  • The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE


Session 2

  • About depression – facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • About anxiety disorders – facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety: ALGEE


Session 3

  • About suicide

  • Risk factors and warning signs for suicide

  • First aid for suicidal crisis

  • About psychosis

  • Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis

  • Types of psychotic disorders

  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

  • The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE


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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