Overview

This course is available as either an online or face to face training session. 

This introductory four 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
     

Format
  • This is a half day course delivered either face to face or via online video conferencing

  • 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 they are Youth Mental Health Aware

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

Contact us

Get in touch with our team to discuss your organisation's requirements. 

Email the team

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
 

Accessibility

We strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book training through MHFA England, please specify if you will need course materials in accessible formats.

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