This two day course trains people as Youth Mental Health First Aiders, giving them:
An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing
Two day face-to-face course delivered across four manageable sessions
Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan
Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
Everyone who completes the course gets:
A certificate of attendance to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider
A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it
A workbook including some helpful tools to support their own mental health
Get in touch with our team to discuss your organisation's requirements.
Email the team
Or call us on 0203 928 0760, option 1.
If you’re looking to book a small number of individual places on a course, you may want to book directly with one of our independent Instructor Members. Find courses running near you.
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Youth Mental Health First Aid
Depression and anxiety
Suicide and psychosis
Self-harm and eating disorders