Mental Health First Aid Training


04/12/2017 - 05/12/2017 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Merseyside Youth Association Ltd
65-67 Hanover Street Liverpool

Delivered by

Kath Thompson & Tony Niemen (MYA)

Course overview/description

Our Youth MHFA 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.

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.

Level of need: This training is aimed at those working at Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Level 1. Universal Services

Level 2. Additional Need – Multi-Agency Early Help

Level 3. Complex Needs – Multi-Agency Early Help

Level 4. Acute Specialist, Including Safeguarding

Who is it aimed at?

Teachers, Learning mentors, Pastoral heads, Parents & carers, youth workers, school nurses.

What will attendees learn from this event?

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.

In each section you’ll learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue in young people
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing mental ill health
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help prevent a mental health issue from getting worse
  • Help a young person recover faster
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.

Course Venue

Merseyside Youth Association, 65-67 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY

Parking Facilities

There are no onsite parking facilities available. Please click here for the nearest parking and prices

Any further info/preparation required? (i.e. is lunch or drinks provided, bring a case study etc.)

Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the course.

NB: Please note, this a two-day course, and there is a cost of £100 per person. 


This event is fully booked. You can register your interest for future events.