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Youth Mental Health Aware 

MHFA England Training 

Become youth mental health aware and learn new skills to support young people. Taking this course raises your awareness about young peoples mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing. You will leave with an understanding of the common mental health conditions and the symptoms that may present in young people. There are still many myths and misunderstandings surrounding mental health and this course works to highlight the facts and helps break stigma.


Who should take this course? This MHFA England training is recommended for anyone who lives with, works with or supports young people aged 8 - 18 years. If you work in a school or youth organisation it is particularly useful for all staff and to sit alongside youth mental health first aider training 







Course outline​

  • What is mental health?

  • Protective and risk factors

  • Stigma and discrimination

  • Mental Health Continuum Model 

  • Self-harm and suicide

  • Signs and symptoms of mental ill health in young people

  • Stress Container Model

  • Signposting to professional and self-help

  • Safeguarding

  • Recovery

  • Self-awareness and self-care

Course Format 

Learning takes place through a medley of presentations, group discussions, videos and reflective activities. Available for face to face delivery or via online virtual classroom training. 

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and recognise 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

Everybody gets

A manual to keep to refer to when you need it 

A workbook to complete activities

A certificate to say you are youth mental health aware 

Booking and costs

Book individual places on our open access public courses. MHFA England value this training at £125pp and we have some subsidised pricing for £110pp. 


If you have six or more people to train we can provide private group sessions, please get in touch - or 01277 801 844

Youth Mental Health Aware 

Friday 30th June

09:15 - 13:15

Monday 11th September

09:15 - 13:15

Booking for six or more people? If booking places for six or more people you can opt for private group training and choose your own dates, get in touch for more info

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