Every secondary school in England is entitled to one free place on a Youth MHFA One Day course through the Youth MHFA in Schools programme.
This three year programme launched in Easter 2017 and is fully funded by the Department of Health with a value of £200 per person trained. In the programme’s first year we aim to train a member of staff in over 1000 secondary schools to become a Youth MHFA Champion – someone with the skills to spot the signs of mental health issues in young people and guide them to a place of support.
By the end of 2020 every secondary school in England will have been offered the opportunity to attend this training. This is a major step forward in our campaign to ensure that every school has access to Youth MHFA training – and our social mission to train one in ten people in Mental Health First Aid skills.