HeadStart Kent have funded Youth Mental Health First Aid training and Online Training for any individuals who work with young people across Kent. The training is aimed to better empower those who work with young people with the tools and knowledge to make a positive difference to the mental health of the young people they work with.

Courses focus particularly on spotting the signs of potential ill mental health within a young person, and encourage a proactive response – in the similar way physical first aid would be applied proactively.

This training is generously funded by the below organisations:

Mid-Kent Mind Logo, HeadStart Kent Logo, National Lottery Logo, Kent County Council Logo and MHFA England logo


Digital Training


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Fully Funded Training Dates:


We are currently offering courses for FREE as they are fully funded by HeadStart Kent. Places are extremely limited due to excessive demand.

PLEASE NOTE: These are the last training sessions which will be offered for free under the HeadStart Kent contract. Signup now to avoid disappointment. 


20th of October 2020 | Online ZOOM Training | 9:30am – 12:30pm | YMHFA Half Day Training | FREE of Charge


11th of November 2020 | Online ZOOM Training | 9:30am – 12:30pm | YMHFA Half Day Training | FREE of Charge


18th of November 2020 | Online ZOOM Training | 9:30am – 12:30pm | YMHFA Half Day Training | FREE of Charge


To qualify for a free space, please send your full name, job role, and the area of Kent where you live or work (i.e. Maidstone, Thanet, etc.)  in an email to training@mmkmind.org.uk.


People working in education and voluntary sector settings with young people will be prioritised.

If you are unable to obtain a free space, then you are welcome to enrol on our self-funded courses.


Online Training


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MK Mind have also developed an online training package which is available to anyone who works with young people across Kent.


We recommend that anyone looking to access this training does so through Google Chrome, as our IT company are no longer able to support Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.

You can install Chrome here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95346?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en


To access the training package, visit: http://onlinementalhealthtraining.co.uk/invited/

Please hit ‘Login/Register’ and create an account. Once your account is created, you can then click ‘Course’ to access the training.

If you have any problems, please contact Tom via community@mmkmind.org.uk