Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

New dates are now available for the One and Two Day Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses.  Delivered by our multi-agency YMHFA trainer network, these courses are subsidised by more than 50% and all trainers are MHFA Accredited and Registered.

The One Day YMHFA Course  

Whilst designed initially for staff working in schools, this one day course is equally relevant for anyone working with children and young people aged 8 – 18 years.  It covers the key issues impacting on young people’s mental health today such as social media, peer pressure, bullying and family breakdown.   Mental health issues discussed include depression, suicide, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders and psychosis, recovery and resilience.

The YMHFA One Day Course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England and qualifies participants as YMHFA Champions.  

Places cost £85 and lunch is not provided 

Thursday 7 February 2019 (9am-4.30pm) - Chill Out Zone, Whitehaven Code TS 263 E

Wednesday 27 February 2019 (9am-4.30pm) - Lowther Room, Penrith Fire Station HQ Code TS 263 F

Tuesday 12 March 2019 (9am-4.30pm) - Carlisle East Fire Station Code TS 263 G

Thursday 21 March 2019 (9am-4.30pm) - County Hall Offices, Kendal Code TS 263 H

Thursday 2 May 2019 (9am-4.30pm) - Workington Fire Station 

Tuesday 4 June 2019 (9am-4.30pm) - Community Room, Penrith Fire Station HQ

The Two Day YMHFA Course 

The two day course covers the background to children and young people’s mental health and from a first aid context looks in further detail at anxiety and depression, self-harm and suicide, psychosis, eating disorders and recovery over two full days.  

The two day YMHFA course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England and qualifies participants as Youth Mental Health First Aiders.   

Places cost £125 and lunch is not provided

DAY 1 - Thursday 9 May 2019 (9am-5pm) - Phoenix Business Centre, Barrow in Furness Code TS 262 D 

DAY 2 - Thursday 16 May 2019 (9am-5pm) - Phoenix Business Centre, Barrow in Furness Code TS 262 D 

DAY 1 - Friday 10 May 2019 (9am-5pm) - Education Room, Archive Centre, Carlisle 

DAY 2 - Wednesday 15th May 2019 (9am-5pm) - Community Room, Carlisle East Fire Station

DAY 1 - Wednesday 10th July 2019 (9am-5pm) - Exhibition Hall, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington

DAY 2 - Wednesday 17th July 2019 (9am-5pm) - Exhibition Hall, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington

If you work in a school, FE College or other educational establishment you can book a place by visiting https://secure2.sla- online.co.uk/?logo=10 (for registered users through an online system SLA Online) or email: schooldevelopment@cumbria.gov.uk 

If you work in other agencies/settings, please complete a BOOKING FORMthis external link will open in a new window and return to: ldadminteam@cumbria.gov.uk

For all bookings via LD Admin - invoices will be sent upon confirmation of course reservation


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