Youth Mental Health First Aider

2 day course

Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion

1 day course

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 ill health

  • 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 illness or disability to thrive

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing ​

 

Everyone who completes the course receives:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

This one day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion, giving you: 

  • An understanding of common mental health illnesses and how they can affect young people

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing
     

Everyone who completes the course receives:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are an YMHFA Champion

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
     

Youth Mental Health Aware

4 hour session online 

Normally delivered in 2x2hr sessions

​​This introductory four hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health illnesses affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis

  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental illnesses

  • Ways to support young people with a mental illness and relate to their experiences

Everyone who completes the course receives:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

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