Mental Health First Aid - Youth (2 Day)

  • Max Persons: 16
  • Duration: 2 days

Our Youth MHFA 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 

Session 1

Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • 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: ALGEE

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: ALGEE

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: ALGEE

Session 4

Self-harm and eating disorders

About self-harm – facts and figures

  • Risk factors
  • Signs and symptoms
  • The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE
  • About eating disorders – facts and figures
  • Different types of eating disorders
  • The MHFA action plan for eating disorders: ALGEE
  • Recovery

Everyone who completes the course gets a certificate to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider. 

The course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England - MHFA

The group price stated above is for the minimum of 8 candidates. Additional costs will apply for more candidates over 8.

We limit numbers to 16 candidates maximum per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. Young people are welcome on the course but if you’re under the age of 16 we need consent from your parent or guardian.

Everyone who completes the course gets an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it. 

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Further Information

The group price stated above is for the minimum of 8 candidates. Additional costs will apply for more candidates over 8.

We limit numbers to 16 candidates maximum per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. Young people are welcome on the course but if you’re under the age of 16 we need consent from your parent or guardian.

Everyone who completes the course gets an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it. 

Open / Public Course Dates & Venue

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