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Youth Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Course

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Interested in being a Youth Mental Health First Aider?

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

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 your own mental wellbeing

Youth MHFA won't teach you how to be a therapist, but once you’ve completed the two day course you will be able to say you're a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Course structure

Session 1: Youth MHFA

About Youth MHFA

Context: England’s child health care policy

About mental health – facts and figures

Risk factors for mental ill health

Protective factors for mental health

Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing

The Youth MHFA action plan

Session 2: Depression and anxiety

About depression – facts and figures

Signs and symptoms

Risk factors

About anxiety disorders – facts and figures

Signs and symptoms

Risk factors

The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety

Session 3: Suicide and psychosis

About suicide

Risk factors and warning signs for suicide

First aid for suicidal crisis

About psychosis

Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis

Types of psychotic disorders

Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

The MHFA action plan for psychosis

Session 4: Self-harm and eating disorders

About self-harm – facts and figures

Risk factors

Signs and symptoms

The MHFA action plan for selfharm

About eating disorders – facts and figures

Different types of eating disorders

The MHFA action plan for eating disorders – Recovery

How will I learn?

The Youth MHFA course takes place over two full days. The sessions will be a mix of presentations, discussions, and group work activities. Our instructors provide a safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to.

Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult.

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the Youth MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Who can attend?

The course is for everyone aged 16 and upwards who works, lives, or supports young people aged 8-18. You don’t need any qualifications or experience in mental health to take part.


For more information please contact Katherine on 07798520232

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