Youth Mental Health First Aider Course



England Rugby in partnership with Mental Health First Aid England are offering CB’s a two-day course to qualify as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. The course qualifies you as a YMHFA giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect the 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

If a CB should confirm a course a 50% discount will be applied making it £150 per person. (maximum of 16 candidates per course). If there is sufficient demand Kent RFU Rugby Safe are looking to hold a course during the off-season.

If this is something you or someone at your club might be interested in, please express your interest by email to

Could all expressions of interest please be submitted no later than 20 March 20
Further information about the course can be found at