The Trust are really pleased to be able to offer two different online virtual mental health training courses over the next few months and thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery, we are able to offer the courses at an amazing 50% discount on the normal price. Both courses are delivered by a world class athlete and are accredited by MHFA England. 

Becoming Youth Mental Health Aware

This half day programme raises awareness of young people’s mental health and is designed as an introduction covering some of the common mental health isues affecting young people, skills to work effectively with and ways to support young people

Thursday 19th November (9am – 1pm)



Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider

This two day online course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider and gives an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing as well as practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.

Sessions are split over four afternoon sessions from 1-4pm, starting Monday 30th November and finishing on Tuesday 8th December.


Both courses are appropriate for everyone who teaches, works, lives or cares for 8 – 18 year olds, including young people themselves from age 16 upward.


All the sessions will be delivered by Olympic swimmer, Adam Whitehead:

Adam Whitehead is an accredited Instructor Member, approved by MHFA England to deliver Adult MHFA and Youth MHFA courses. Adam is a Commonwealth Gold medallist swimmer and has been involved with the Trust for ten years delivering and in later years designing all of the Trust's youth programmes. Adam knows from experience the issues around poor mental health and completed his Mental Health First Aid Practitioner training in 2019.

Full details of both of these programmes, including how to book places can be found on the Events section of our website.

The Trust would like to say a huge thank you to players of People's Postcode Lottery for their support which allows us to offer these training courses at a greatly subsidised price.