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This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • 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 ​

Cost

We value this course at£300 per person.

Costs may vary depending on location and instructor – contact the instructor for more information by clicking on a course below.

Format
  • Two day face to face course across four manageable sessions

  • Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan

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

  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider

  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health

“This course gave me a very good overall insight into young people's mental health. It was delivered very well by a very knowledgeable instructor. The course was well structured and encouraged interaction from all who attended.”