Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion Training

Organised by: Business in the Community

Date From: 12 February, 2024

Date To: 12 March, 2024



Price: Free

Location: Online

We are really pleased to be providing fully-funded Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion training for youth leaders/individuals working with young people (8-18 years) in small community organisations across Great Britain.

This Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE) certified course will help you to spot common mental health needs in young people and understand how you can best support them. This is an interactive one-day course, delivered over two half days (Online) or one whole day (in person). Please see the options available below and on our website. This training would usually cost £200-£300, but fully funded for you through this programme. The online sessions include some pre-work that you must do in your own time in order to complete the course and receive a certificate.

When is it happening?
There are 5 cohorts to choose from, across February and March 2024. Cohorts have been spread out across different days of the week, so we hope that there will be something to fit in with your schedule. Please choose as many options as have availability for to increase your chances of being allocated a place. For online sessions, you will need to be available and attend both sessions of the same cohort to be eligible.

  • BOLTON: IN-PERSON cohort: Monday 12th Feb (9:30 – 17:00pm) Venue: The Parkland,Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4SD
  • LONDON: IN-PERSON cohort: Monday 19th Feb (9:30 – 17:00pm) Venue: Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BG (Limited spaces available)
  • Cohort #1 ONLINE (x2 half day sessions): Friday 23rd February & Friday 1st March (9:30 – 12:00pm)
  • Cohort #2 ONLINE (x2 half day sessions): Monday 4th & Monday 11th March (13:00 – 15:45pm)
  • Cohort #3 ONLINE (x2 half day sessions): Tuesday 5th & Tuesday 12th March (9:30 – 12:00pm)


Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible for a funded place on this course, you must be:

  1. An employee/volunteer of a small, community organisation (a registered not-for-profit /charity) with approximately 50 paid employees or under. We can only provide a funded place to a maximum of 2 people per organisation.
  2. Working in Wales, Scotland, or England.
  3. Working directly with young people (8-18 years) on a regular basis.
  4. Able to join either:
  • In-person cohorts: The full day session from 9.30am – 5pm.
  • Online cohorts: BOTH advertised half day sessions of an online cohort, committing to completing the online learning in advance of each session (approx. 1 hour before each of the two sessions of simple video/ question-based learning).

For more information and to express your interest/apply for a funded place, please click here.

Please email if you have any questions.

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