Mental Health First Aid (Youth)

Designed for those who teach, work, live with or care for young people

Our Youth MHFA course is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for those involved with young people aged 8 to 18 years.

With a clear focus on the issues faced by young people, including bullying/cyber bullying and substance misuse, this course teaches the importance of promoting wellbeing and protective factors.

In an average class of 30 15-year-old pupils:

3 could have a mental illness

10 are likely to have witnessed their parents separate

1 could have experienced the death of a parent

7 are likely to have been bullied

6 may be self harming

(Public Health England, 2015)

So what's in the course...

Our Youth MHFA course is split into four manageable chunks. These are:

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorders.

On our Youth MHFA course, you will learn to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue in young people
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help protect a young person who may be at risk of harm
  • Feel confident in helping a young person experiencing mental ill health
  • Help prevent a mental health issue from getting worse
  • Help a young person recover faster
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Help reduce the stigma of mental ill health

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What our clients say about our courses...

We are very proud of the amazing feedback we have received. Here's how some of our students felt about us and our courses...

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Jackie Mason Occupational Health Nurse - Hobson Health

Excellent trainer whose enthusiasm and knowledge for the subject shone through in this interactive and though provoking course.

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Gareth Johnson National Operations Manager - Catch 22

The post course follow up information is brilliant Terry, it really finishes off what I believe was an excellent training day. I have received really good feedback from a number of colleagues who said they got a great deal out of the training

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Neil Reader Occupational Health Manager - Hobson Health

Very well received, very useful course which will assist in practice. The trainer was excellent and I would definitely recommend this training to others.

Check out "Our Clients"  page to see what they have said about us.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We know that you and your staff will love this course. Remember, we can alter any content to suit your specific needs to ensure you get the most out of your training. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the course, we will give you a full refund.

What others have asked...

Who is it for?

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Where are the courses?

How many people can book onto one course?

I really don't know the first thing about mental health problems. Will this course be over my head?

Do I get a certificate?

Do I have to share my experience, because I'd really rather not?

Is there a reference manual and is it included?