Youth MHFA

Learn to support young people

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

The Youth MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Each participant receives a copy of the Youth MHFA Manual.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate to confirm you are a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Click here to see the course outline.

The 14 hour training course normally takes place over 2 days, but can also be spread over a number of ½ days or evenings.

Group bookings: £1,500 – minimum group size of 8. Additional participants £50 per person. Maximum group size 16. Prices inclusive of VAT.

Wellspring also runs regular courses open to individual bookings; please see upcoming training for details.

For more information contact the office: phone 01423 881 881 or email

Wellspring House

78 High Street, Starbeck
Harrogate, HG2 7LW

01423 881 881

Opening times

Monday 9am - 8.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 8.30pm
Wednesday 9am - 8.30pm
Thursday 9am - 8.30pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

We work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) Code of Ethics.

Wellspring is an Affiliated Organisation number AT 326 of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and a partner in the Route One VCS Partnership.