Workplace Youth MHFA Two Day

75% of mental illness starts before age 18

This course is designed for all of those with pastoral responsibilities in schools, universities and other settings.

The two-day youth mental health first aid course is for those who wish to become a certified youth mental health first aider. Certificate holders will be given the skills to spot the triggers of various mental health issues and the confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress. Delegates will have the ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue and the skill to guide them to further help if required.

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.

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
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