Overview

Our half day course is an introductory three hour session to raise awareness of young people’s mental health.

It is designed to give:


What to expect

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

Everyone who completes the session gets a manual to keep and refer to, and a certificate to say they are Youth Mental Health Aware.


Can young people attend the course?

Young people are welcome on the course but those under 16 must have consent from their parent or guardian. Their emotional intelligence and current mental health must also be considered, and a safeguarding process must be in place.

Topics covered on the course include self-harm, eating disorders and suicide, and care must be taken to avoid triggering or influencing a vulnerable young person. Although our instructors are trained to support learners during the course, there must be good mental health referral pathways in place should the young person need mental health support following the course. A whole organisation approach to mental health helps with this. 


Ready to discuss training for your organisation?

Contact our team to discuss in-house training options.
 

Email the team

or call 020 7250 8069

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 instructors. Find courses running near you 

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

Course structure

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

The session covers:

  • Language and mental health issues
  • What is mental health?
  • Mental health conditions
    • Depression
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Self-harm
    • Eating disorders
    • Personality disorders
    • Alcohol, illegal drugs and mental health
  • Supporting young people in distress
  • Mental and emotional wellbeing