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New Mental Health Training dates announced

MHFA_Youth_logoWould you know what to do if a child or young person in your care was suffering with depression? Do you know how to support a young person who is self harming? Do you feel comfortable talking about suicide? 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised mental health training course for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 – 18, which gives practical tools to help support young people affected by mental and emotional health issues.


Mental Health First Aid for Schools and Colleges (one-day course)
£110 per person (incl VAT)

  • Tues 30 June – Exeter (Wonford Community Centre)
  • Mon 21 September – Taunton (Albemarle Centre)
  • Mon 19 October – Tiverton (Heathcoat School Community Centre)
  • Mon 23 November – Dorchester (King’s Arms Hotel)

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What is MHFA for Schools and Colleges?
MHFA for Schools and Colleges has been designed especially with schools in mind. Based on the Youth MHFA course but targeted to meet the needs of educational environments, MHFA Schools will cover key topics around young people’s mental health and wellbeing, with a strong practical focus on how to support young people experiencing mental distress. Whilst the course is not a replacement for the 2 day Youth MHFA course, delegates will become Ambassadors for better mental health in schools.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (two-day course)

£175 per person (incl VAT)

  • Thurs/Fri 11/12 June – Tiverton (Heathcoat School Community Centre)
  • Thurs/Fri 15/16 October – Dorchester (King’s Arms Hotel)
  • Thurs/Fri 19/20 November – Taunton (Albemarle Centre)

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What is Youth Mental Health First Aid
The 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 – 18 years. You will learn how to provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing, and how to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, BOOKING or TO DISCUSS ON-SITE TRAINING: Contact Debbie Humberstone on 07970 167341, email or go to

Our training is offered at highly subsidised rates, to make it accessible to as many people as possible.  In addition, all profits from our training help to fund our support groups for young people affected by mental health issues, as well as their parents and carers. So, booking your training through us not only gives you great value for money, but also helps us to provide additional support to those young people who need it. Everybody wins!

4 Responses so far.

  1. janet holmes says:

    I would be grateful if you would forward me details of any free training in Exeter or Torbay
    Thank you

    • Debbie Humberstone says:

      Hello Janet, we are once again running a one-day Youth Mental Health First Aid training day on 3 May in Exeter. Although this training isn’t free, I thought you may be interested to know about it. Details and booking forms are available through the training section on our website, but please give me a shout if you would like any further info. Best wishes, Debbie.

  2. Sarah Vickery says:

    I was wondering whether you had any dates for the youth course (2 day) early in the new year. My school is eager to have a member of staff trained in the near future.

    Thank you,


    • Debbie Humberstone says:

      Hello Sarah, we are running another 2-day YMHFA training course in Tiverton on 18/19 May. Course details and booking form are available through the Training section on our website. Please let me know if you would like to book a place, or if you have any further questions.

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