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These courses are for any adults who work with, live with or support young people aged 8-18.

We train the adults in a young person’s life to have the skills and confidence to step in, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, they can speed up a young person’s recovery, stop issues from developing into a crisis, and ultimately save lives.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Format: Face to face or virtual
Duration: 2 days
Number of delegates: 8 minimum, 16 maximum

This training course will teach you how to identify, understand and help a young person who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Our instructors provide a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment. No prior knowledge of mental health is necessary.

As a Youth Mental Health First Aider you’ll gain:

  • 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

You will also get an up-to-date and comprehensive YMHFA manual and a Youth Mental Health First Aider certificate.

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Youth Mental Health Aware

Format: Face to face or virtual
Duration: 3.5 hours
Number of delegates: 8 minimum, 16 maximum

This introductory session raises awareness of young peoples’ mental health.

It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.
  • 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.
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We would be delighted to discuss your individual training needs.

For more information please e-mail [email protected] or use the online contact form below.

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