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Youth Mental Health Awareness/Mental Health First Aid (Southwark)

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Monday, 30 April 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

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London Sport workshops offer training and support in a number of different subjects in order to increase participation in physical activity and encourage sports clubs and community organisations to feel equipped to offer the highest level of participant experience.

Youth Mental Health Awareness/Mental Health First Aid

Mental health is just as important to our overall wellbeing as physical health, yet we tend to pay far less attention to it. The mental health of young people is particularly important. Half of all long-term mental illness in adulthood starts by 15 and three quarters by 18. Physical first aid training is common place and widespread but why not mental first aid too?
Coaches, volunteers and community workers can do a great deal to help, without being experts. 

What Is It About?
Learners will explore the most common mental health conditions experienced by young people and discover what youth and sport workers can do to prevent and/or intervene when needed.

Learners will be able to:

  • challenge the discrimination surrounding mental health
  • define mental health & common issues
  • relate to other people's experiences
  • look after their own mental health
  • protect a young person who may be at risk
  • spot the signs of mental health issues in young people
  • give help, support and guidance to any young person who needs it

Who Is It For?
Volunteers, coaches, sports and community development sector

Minimum Age
16 years


Course Length
 3 hours

Course Structure
Delivered by qualified tutors that will involve interactive presentations and group discussions. The course addresses sensitive issues in a matter of fact and supportive manner.


Youth Mental Health First Aid is divided into four manageable sections:


  • What is mental health?
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self harm, substance misuse and eating disorders 


You will also cover other topics specific to young people that include child and adolescent development, psychosis, bullying/cyber bullying and promoting protective factors and good parenting.



Resources and Certification
Everyone attending the course receives a mental health first aid manual and an attendance certificate.


£5 refundable deposit on attending the workshop (Refunds made within 2-5 working days on the card used for payment)


Nearest Transport: Surrey Quays station (Overground and local buses)

For more information please contact Jolyon Whaymand at or 07496179472

Do you have questions about Youth Mental Health Awareness/Mental Health First Aid (Southwark) ? Contact London Sport

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Surrey Docks Fitness & Water Sports Centre
Rope Street
SE16 7SX London
United Kingdom

Monday, 30 April 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

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London Sport was formed by the Mayor of London and Sport England to make physical activity and sport work better for Londoners. We want London to be most physically active city in the world, with 1,000,000 Londoners more physically active by 2020.

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