Mental Health First Aid (Youth)

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for anyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. The training helps the adults in a young person’s life to have the skills and confidence to recognise and respond effectively to the young person experiencing issues and guide them towards the appropriate support they need. By doing this, they can speed up a young person’s recovery and prevent problems from developing into a crisis that could lead to the young person taking their own life.

It also gives the participants on the courses the information and skills to look after their own mental health, and foster environments that are mental healthy and promote emotional literacy, whether that be at home, at school, youth group or other community setting.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Two-day)

The youth MHFA Two Day course, through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan trains you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • 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 (including Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Psychosis, Self-harm and Suicide)
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgmental 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

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Young people are welcome on the course but for those under the age of 16 we need consent from their parent or guardian and please discuss this with us prior to their attendance on the course.

Everyone who completes the course gets an MHFA manual and workbook to keep and refer to whenever they need it, and a badge and certificate to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Are you interested or need more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid (Two-day)?

Use the button below to send us a quick message, or alternatively call us on 01429 292835.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (One-Day)

The one-day course (through a mix of group activities, discussion and video) trains you as a Youth MHFA Champion.

Youth MHFA Champions have:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people (including Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Psychosis, Self-harm and Suicide).
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Young people are welcome on the course but for those under the age of 16 we need consent from their parent or guardian and please discuss this with us prior to their attendance on the course.

Everyone who completes the day will get a specially designed Youth MHFA manual to keep and refer to, and a certificate to say they are a Youth MHFA Champion.

Are you interested or need more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid (One-Day)?

Use the button below to send us a quick message, or alternatively call us on 01429 292835.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Half-Day)

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

It is designed to give:

  • An understanding of 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

We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. Young people are welcome on the course but for those under the age of 16, we need consent from their parent or guardian and please discuss this with us prior to their attendance on the course.

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

Are you interested or need more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid (Half-Day)?

Use the button below to send us a quick message, or alternatively call us on 01429 292835.