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Be Kind 2 Your Mind: YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

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Kensington & Chelsea Mind

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W10 5XL

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YOUTH Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for organisations who work with young people aged 8-18. We train the adults in a young person’s life to have the skills and confidence to step in, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, they can speed up a young person’s recovery, stop issues from developing into a crisis, and ultimately save lives.

We believe that by giving adults the information and skills to look after their own mental health, we can set an example for young people. We want adults to be able to show young people that mental health problems can be a part of life in just the same way as physical health problems, and that it’s OK to talk about and it’s OK to ask for help. We hope that by giving individuals the tools to open up these conversations, we can empower people to create mentally healthy, supportive environments in their workforce, schools and communities.


Dates: Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May or

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June

Time: 9.00 – 5.00pm

Venue: The Mind Centre, Office 10, 7 Thorpe Close. W10 5XL

The training is available for people working with children and young people in schools, youth clubs, play centres or local community groups based in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

  • two day - to develop an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health

MHFA courses are regularly evaluated, grounded in research and developed by experts, with input from people who have experienced mental ill health. Our courses are delivered by experienced, accredited MHFA trainers. Teaching methods are a mix of presentations, small group discussions and workshop activities. These courses are funded by Hammersmith and Fulham and RBK&C CAMHS and are therefore free for organisations, schools and youth workers working with young people in RBK&C and Westminster.

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect mental 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 with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

  • Definition of mental health

  • Adolescent development

  • Common mental health disorders that affect young people; depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, self-harm and eating disorders

  • The YOUTH MHFA action plan

  • Preventing mental health issues

  • Promoting wellbeing and protective factors

I believe YOUTH MHFA has provided me with extra tools to be able to better understand and support young people - something so valuable in my line of work....


The small print: MHFA courses are valued at between £75 and £300 per delegate, depending on the course. Mind reserve the right to levy a charge of 25% of cost for cancellations of less than 48 hours’ notice and 35% for non-attendance on the day.


For more information contact:

Jill Watson, Kensington and Chelsea Mind, Office 1, 7 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

jill.watson@kcmind.org.uk | 0208 964 1333 ext. 8







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