YOUTH 2 DAY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE

Youth MHFA Two Day course

Completing our 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 your own mental wellbeing
    The course is delivered in four manageable chunks:
  • -  About mental health
  • -  Depression and anxiety
  • -  Suicide and psychosis
  • -  Self-harm and eating disorders


It focuses on the issues faced by young people today, such as cyber bullying and substance misuse, and teaches how to promote protective factors and

good parenting.

Everyone who completes the course gets a Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it, and a certificate to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

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YOUTH ONE DAY MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPIONS COURSE

Youth MHFA Champions 

Based on our Youth MHFA Two Day course, this training has been designed specifically with schools and colleges in mind. As a one day course, it fits perfectly into school inset training days and busy school timetables, making it accessible for state and privately funded primary, secondary and further education settings. 


Who it's for 

Teachers, support staff and parents 


Capacity

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. Young people are welcome on the course but we need consent from a parent or guardian for anyone under 16. 

The day includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. 




What you will learn 

– 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 


What you will learn 

– A basic understanding of some common mental health issues and how they can affect young people 

– Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues 

– Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

– Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness 

– Skills to support positive wellbeing 


Course structure 


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 


Everyone who completes the course gets: 

– A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it 

– A certificate to say they are a Youth MHFA Champion 

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YOUTH HALF DAY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS COURSE

Youth Mental Health Aware 

This introductory three hour session is designed to raise awareness of young people’s mental health and the issues that can affect this age group. 

Who it's for 

Everyone who teaches, works, lives with or cares for 8 to 18-year-olds, including young people themselves from age 16 upward. 


What you will learn 

– 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 

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