Mental Health First Aid - First Aid (Youth)

This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.  Our Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses are designed to assist you in supporting those ages 8-18, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing ​

This training, usually £300* per delegate has been fully funded by Public Health England & Cornwall Council for anyone who lives or works in Cornwall.

The only cost to the delegate is the £35.50 cost of the workbook.

This course is available in a digital classroom in 4 sessions or can be delivered face to face over 2 days.

Please note, participants must fully attend all sessions.

Following the participation of this course you can choose to become an Orange Button Holder as part of the Orange Button suicide prevention scheme.

Please complete the form below to book a place on the training in a physical classroom:

For information and to book your place on a course delivered in a digital classroom click here

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The information you provide to Healthy Cornwall will be stored securely in accordance with Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 and only accessed and processed by relevant staff. Your information will be used for the purpose of providing a service to you; it would be shared only if there was a legal reason to do so i.e. safeguarding concerns. The information may also be used, once anonymised, for reporting purposes. You have the right to restrict and/or withdraw consent at any time for us to store and process your information. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Notice which can be found on the Healthy Cornwall website which complies with General Data Protection Regulations 2018.


The Orange Button Community Scheme

The Orange Button is a badge worn by people who have taken part in Quality Assured mental health or suicide prevention training. While they’re not able to counsel people, they can help someone find relevant local services.

The Orange Button signifies that the person displaying it is:

  • OK to say/hear the word suicide
  • Can listen without judgement
  • Can direct people to information and support

Once you have completed at least three hours of Quality Assured mental health first aid or suicide prevention training you can become an Orange Button holder. This is to ensure you are equipped with the skills to listen and signpost people.

Find out more about the scheme, including how it works and how you can get involved