2 day Youth Mental Health First Aid training for Merton maintained schools...

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Morden

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All Merton maintained schools and Academies have been allocated one funded place for MHFA training which will delivered in the summer and autumn Terms. (This excludes schools who are involved in the Mental Health pilot Trail Blazer programme)

Mental Health First Aid is a well-established training course that has been designed for adults working with school aged children and young people. Schools will need to identify a suitable member of staff who will have a key role in working with pupils who are experiencing emotional and mental health concerns.

This training is designed to increase understanding of mental health issues and will support schools to more easily recognise emotional distress so that support is put in place early to prevent more serious issues developing in the future.

This course will teach staff to listen, reassure and respond effectively and with confidence, even in a crisis - and potentially stop a crisis from happening. The course will give information and skills to look after participant’s own mental health so that they can set an example for young people. By giving the tools to have conversations about mental health, we hope to empower schools to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment for all pupils.


This training has been funded by London THRIVE and supported by Merton CCG.


(Please note that spaces are limited, and schools will need to commit to ensuring attendance for the full 2 days. Non-attendance or cancellation within 2 week of the training will be chargeable @ £300)


Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies 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
  • 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 own mental wellbeing


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