Keen to be a Youth Mental Health First Aider?


Our Youth Mental Health First Aid course is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 to 18 years.



It is free to those in the Tameside and Glossop areas which have been funded by the Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group.

You will learn how to:

  • Provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

  • Support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.


MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

If you'd like to sign up you will need to complete 5 modules. Please see below 'ready to sign up' for more information. Once you have completed these modules you can book onto our course.


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What will I learn?

Our Youth MHFA course is split into four manageable chunks. These are:

  • What is mental health?

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Suicide and psychosis

  • Self-harm and eating disorders

Within each section there is clear focus on the issues faced by young people, including bullying/cyber bullying and substance misuse. The course also teaches the importance of promoting wellbeing and protective factors.

How will I learn?

The sessions will be a mix of presentations, discussions, and group work activities.

Our instructors provide a safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to.

  • Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult.

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the Youth MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Who can attend?

The course is for workers in the Tameside and Glossop areas and is relevant for people who teach, work, live with and care for 8 to 18 year olds, including young people themselves, although parental consent is required below the age of 16. This is a fantastic opportunity for Tameside and Glossop workers as this course normally costs up to £300 per place.


Why not check out what a few people have said about MHFA?

If you do not fit this criteria get in touch with training [at] (subject: YMHFA%20Enquiry)  for information about other options.

Ready to sign up?

1. You can register for free with


2. You will then need to complete the below five modules before you register.



3. Once you have completed these modules you can book onto our course. Please note, you will need to provide and upload evidence (PDF certificates provided at the end of each module) of having completed these modules.

Next available courses

Here is where you will find information pertaining to future YMHFA courses. If you would like to book onto an upcoming course, just follow the links posted below.

The next YMHFA sessions are taking place on the 22nd and 23rd February 2018.

Click here to learn more about this.