Youth Mental Health First Aid (Wales)

Youth dealing with Stress

Course information

This 14 hour YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to young people.

Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. The YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

This course can also be run Virtually via Zoom or Teams
Contact us on 02920 576883 or email

Want us to bring the training to you?

If we don't have dates suitable for you at our training centre then we can bring the training to your workplace.

Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to meet this requirement by providing you with a clear understanding of the role of the school mental health lead. This step-by-step course will take you through essential skills needed to develop a multidisciplinary, whole systems approach through effective practice procedures to ensure the improvement of mental health and wellbeing in your school.


The YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Developing mental health problems including:

Anxiety problems

Eating disorders


Substance use problems

Mental health crises:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Non-suicidal self-injury

Panic attacks

Traumatic events

Severe psychotic states

Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use

Aggressive behaviours

To raise awareness and understanding of mental health problems in young people
To build confidence to help a young person experiencing a problem
To preserve life where a young person may be a risk to themselves or others
To provide help on a ‘First Aid’ basis
To reduce the effect of a mental health problem and prevent the problem escalating
To encourage early intervention and speedier recoveries
To provide comfort to a young person experiencing mental distress
To know where to refer the young person to for the right on-going help
It is designed to be interactive and participants are encouraged (if they wish) to share views and experiences. Whist sharing experiences can benefit the training experience participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participant. This is for the comfort for all participants.

Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have a level of well-being before attending.

This YMHFA (Wales) course is a national training programme for Wales which is licensed and developed by Training in Mind

Key Facts for Face to Face Training

Duration: 2 Days

Individual Price: £165.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Assessment Method: Tutor Observation

Candidates will also receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid Manual which they can take them.

Certificate will last for 3 years.

Key Facts for Virtual Sessions

Duration: 2 Days – These will be 3 hour sessions delivered via Teams or Zoom one week apart

Please note that there is pre work to complete before the course. You will need to provide us with your email address 2 weeks prior to the course date so that a link to this can be sent.

Individual Price: £145.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Certificate will last for 3 years.


Ajuda Training Academy

15 Mount Stuart Square,

Cardiff Bay


CF10 5DP

Phone: 029 2057 6883