Overview

This introductory three hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis

  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues

  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
     

Cost

We value this course at £75 per person.

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

Format
  • Half day face to face session

  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

  • We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
     

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the session gets:

  • A certificate to say you are Youth Mental Health Aware

  • A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it
     

Accessibility

We strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book onto a course through the MHFA England website, please fill in the ‘Accessibility requirements’ section of the booking form and tell us what you need to access the course venue and materials.

Visit our accessibility page for more information.

“I learned to show more empathy, to have more confidence in asking questions and talking about mental health.”

Course structure

  • Higher or lower activity

  • What is mental health?

  • Protective and risk factors

  • Stigma and discrimination

  • Mental Health Continuum

  • Protective and risk factors case studies

  • Self-harm and suicide

  • Signs and symptoms of mental ill health in young people

  • Stress Container

  • Hand Model of the Brain

  • Take Time Together

  • Signposting to professional and self-help

  • Safeguarding

  • Recovery

  • Self-awareness and self-care

  • Action for Happiness: GREAT DREAM

  • Personal pledge

  • Wider perspective

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