Mental Health Awareness (Youth) Training


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Mental Health Awareness (Youth)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for anyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18.

The course will provide you with knowledge and confidence to identify common signs of mental health issues in young people.

The course will also enable you to provide initial first aid for any crisis and help you to guide them towards the support they need.

This course is not designed to teach you to be a therapist, however it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, appropriately to any young person experiencing difficulty.

This course also aims to give you some insight to help you to look after your own mental health, thus setting an example for young people. By starting these conversations, we hope to support you to create a mentally healthy environment for your family, school, peer group or community.

Course Content

• Common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
• Skills to work more effectively with young people experiencing mental health issues
• Methods to support young people experiencing mental health issues

MHFA recommend that students attend a refresher course every three years.

The training is delivered by an experienced and qualified ‘Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England)’ instructor.

To see the range of mental health first aid courses we offer, please click here. Click below to download or print our course information sheet.

We have scheduled open courses to be delivered remotely via Zoom video conferencing starting on 1st June. Please visit our course dates page for more info. To book your place, please visit our course booking page.