Youth MHFA Two Day Course

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for anyone who works with, lives with or supports 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.

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Mental Health First Aid Youth Two Day Course

Our Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

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 their own mental wellbeing

We have trained teachers and other school staff, football/rugby coaches, support workers, pastoral carers and parents.

What to expect from this course

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan.

Everyone who completes the course gets an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it and certificate to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Can young people attend the course?

Young people are welcome on the course but those under 16 must have consent from their parent or guardian. Their emotional intelligence and current mental health must also be considered, and a safeguarding process must be in place.

Topics covered on the course include self-harm, eating disorders and suicide, and care must be taken to avoid triggering or influencing a vulnerable young person. Although our instructors are trained to support learners during the course, there must be good mental health referral pathways in place should the young person need mental health support following the course. A whole organisation approach to mental health helps with this.

What is covered on a two day Youth MHFA course?

Our MHFA instructors deliver training in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills:

How much will it cost?

This two-day youth course is valued at £300 per delegate.  We want the course to be as accessible as possible and we can usually offer a small number of places at a reduced fee for charities or individuals who are not be able to fund the full cost.

We also offer an early bird discount of £50.00 for delegates booking and paying for their place two months prior to the course starting or for organisations sending three or more delegates.

Everyone who attends will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course, you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider.

If you would like us to run the two-day youth course exclusively for your organisation please contact us to discuss dates.

Up to 12 delegates £2,250

Up to 16 delegates £2,450

Course dates for 2019

  • Hungate Church, Hungate Lane, Beccles, NR34 9TT
  • Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th September 2019: 9.00am To 5.00pm
  • Places available: 16
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