Researchers from University College London evaluated the first year of the Youth MHFA in Schools programme. During the first year of the programme over 1,200 school staff attended a Youth MHFA One Day course, qualifying them as Youth MHFA Champions – someone who is skilled in understanding how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues in young people and who has the confidence to guide a young person to a place of support.
The study involved over 1,000 school staff and found that following the training, staff reported around a three-fold (190%) increase in confidence in knowledge, skills and awareness to support a young person struggling with their mental health.
For more information see the summary of results or the full report:
Roberts-Holmes G, Mayer S, Jones P & Lee SF | Evaluation of Phase One of the Youth MHFA in Schools programme: “The training has given us a vocabulary to use.” | University College London Institute of Education | 2018