Under a new programme launching on Monday, 13 August 2018, every school in London will have a Youth Mental Health First Aider by 2021.
Youth Mental Health First Aiders are trained individuals who can recognise the crucial warning signs and symptoms of mental ill health in young people and can guide a young person to the appropriate support.
The programme will first increase the number of Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructors in London, by providing 100 funded places on the Youth MHFA Instructor Training programme, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.
Once qualified, these instructors will go on to deliver Youth MHFA Two Day courses to about 2,000 people, reaching one member of staff in every school in London by 2021.
If you are interested in enrolling on Youth MHFA Instructor Training through this programme, please contact Thrive LDN at email@example.com.
Schools who wish to access their free place on a Youth MHFA Two Day course through this funded programme should contact Thrive LDN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at our free downloadable resources for young people's mental health including a list of helpful organisations, guidance for having a supportive conversation, film clips, an interactive quiz and more.