Qualify as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. A two day workshop for anyone living with, supporting or working with young people aged 8-18.

  • Trainer: Angela McMillan; Psychotherapist and Approved Youth Mental Health First Aid (Wales) Instructor

  • Course fee : £175  (Incl.VAT) which includes handbook and CPD certificate

  • Location: Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3BY

  • Dates: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th November

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As more young people are experiencing mental ill health it is essential that we provide an environment where it is safe to talk about mental health and to understand how early intervention can help with recovery. This course will give you the skills, confidence and knowledge to support a young person who is experiencing mental health issues.

The course covers:

  • What is mental health?

  • Issues that young people face

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Suicide and psychosis

  • Non - Suicidal Self -Injury

  • Eating disorders

  • Substance use

Taking part in an MHFA (Wales) course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy

  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health

  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

By the end of the course you will have:


  • An in depth understanding of young people's mental health

  • Confidence to provide an initial intervention

  • Tools to promote help seeking behaviour

  • Ability to help a young person thrive 

  • Knowledge to reduce stigma

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing



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




The Facilitator:

Angela McMillan is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counsellor (Membership number 031233) and supervisor with over ten years experience working with adults and young people. She has worked for a number of high profile organisations including Childline, Mind, The YMCA and the Terrence Higgins Trust and has run counselling services in sixth form colleges and schools. She  delivers mental health awareness training to organsiations across the UK and Wales and teaches emotional literacy and mental health awareness in education and youth organisations. She is a Youth Mental Health First Aid (Wales) instructor.



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