Overview

Our Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:

Cost

We value this course at £300 per person.

Costs may vary depending on location and instructor – contact the instructor for more information by clicking on a course below.
 

What to expect

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. Young people are welcome on the course but if you’re under the age of 16 we need consent from your parent or guardian.

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan. You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

When you complete the two days you'll get a certificate to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

“This course gave me a very good overall insight into young people's mental health. It was delivered very well by a very knowledgeable instructor. The course was well structured and encouraged interaction from all who attended.”

Course structure

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • The Youth MHFA action plan
  • Definition of mental health
  • Adolescent development
  • Common youth mental health disorders
  • Preventing mental health issues
  • Promoting wellbeing and protective factors

Depression and anxiety

  • What are depression and anxiety disorders?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Possible causes
  • Youth MHFA action planning

Suicide

  • The facts about suicide
  • Possible warning signs
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour

Psychosis

  • What is psychosis?
  • Signs of psychosis
  • Youth MHFA action planning
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis

Self-harm and eating disorders

  • What are they?
  • Why are they important?
  • Possible causes
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Treatment and resources
  • Youth MHFA action planning

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