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Youth Mental Health First Aid


Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a national course developed by Mental Health First Aid England aimed at people working with children and young people aged 8 -18 who may be experiencing mental health problems. 

The course is delivered by an accredited YMHFA instructor and course materials are provided. 

This training is fully subsidised by East Riding Public Health, East Riding Educational Psychology and the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board.

N.B. charges will be made as per ERSCB cancellation and non-attendance policy.

Commencing at 9.30am to 4.30pm

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It is a requirement that staff undertaking this course will have completed E-Learning AWARENESS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN IN EDUCATION or Refresher within last 3 years.

Target audience

For those who work with East Riding residents aged 8 -18 years


Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches people how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental health problems in children and young people. It does not teach people how to be therapists, but does teach people what to say and do if they are in a situation where a young person is in distress. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will know what they can do to:

  • preserve life where a young person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • provide help to prevent the mental health problem developing into a more serious state
  • promote the recovery of good mental health 
  • provide comfort to a young person experiencing a mental health problem
  • raise awareness of mental health issues in the community
  • reduce stigma and discrimination.

Course dates

The dates for Youth Mental Health First Aid (two day) course (2020) are:

  • Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd October 2020 (9.30 - 4.30) Worklink, Cottingham

Booking onto the first day will automatically allocate you onto the following day.

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Further information

Further information and resources can be found on the Mental Health First Aid England website:

Mental Health First Aid England (external website)