MHFA Youth Public Courses
Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Brighton, Online
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider by booking an individual place on an open course in your local area or online virtual classroom training. This is the official MHFA England accredited youth mental health first aid training. Courses are all delivered by experienced and engaging MHFA England approved instructor members.
Youth mental health first aid courses are accredited by MHFA England and the programme is practised internationally. The courses have been developed by experts and give in-depth first aid skills to support someone who may be experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts or crisis, anxiety, eating disorders or self harm. See the full course outline here - Youth MHFA course outline
Who should take these courses: Anyone who lives with, works with or supports young people aged 8 - 18 years.
Classroom training: Free parking and centrally located - we only use large bright training rooms with lots of natural light.
Online virtual classroom training: Delivered via the Zoom platform, we keep group sizes small to ensure effective training with plenty of opportunity for participation and discussions.
Pricing: See location / online course prices by selecting options below.
Self funding your place? Ask about our free instalment payment options
Youth Mental Health First Aiders Have;
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