Intro

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.

This one day course trains you as a Youth MHFA Champion, giving you:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

Takeaways

On completion of this course, you will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth MHFA Champion
  • A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it

Course Plan

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

Session 1

  • Why Youth MHFA One Day?
  • What is mental health and mental ill health?
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Depression
  • Suicide

Session 2

  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Recovery
  • Resilience

Cost

This course requires a minimum of 8 participants to run, and has a maximum capacity of 16 participants.

 

Third Sector, Education & Community Organisations

Statutory and Business

Per Person £125 £175
Group Rate (8-16 participants) £1360 £2000

In addition, charges are added for Instructors’ travel expenses, accommodation and refreshments if outside West Essex, and any venue hire costs incurred.

More Information

This course is available face to face, or virtually on the MHFA England Online Learning Hub.

To find out more about this course or to enquire about booking, please complete the form below:

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