This two day course qualifies 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 
     

Format  

  • Two day face to face course 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
     

Takeaways

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
     

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