Youth Mental Health First Aid


Recommended course prices

£200 – £300. This includes a manual and certificate of attendance.
£175 – £275. This includes a manual and certificate of attendance.
We are able to offer this course for at a competitive rate for both individuals and companies/organisations please contact us to find out costs.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth MHFA is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11 – 18.

The training provides information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing and to enable participants to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

The Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • Help a young person recover faster
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
  • 1 in 10 young people experience emotional and mental health problems
  • By the time young people become adults the incidence of mental health problems rises to somewhere between 1 in 4 and 1 in 6 people
  • For those aged 15-24 suicide is the second most common cause of death
  • There is evidence to suggest early intervention is hugely beneficial

Key areas covered within the course include:

  • Promoting emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Diversity and equality issues
  • Substance/Alcohol misuse
  • Suicide
  • Child, adolescent and family psychosocial development
  • Depression/Anxiety/Psychosis
  • Bullying/Cyber bullying
  • Promoting protective factors and good parenting

The course has a deliberate fit with national policy and aims to promote the common assessment framework (CAF), Healthy Schools and Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS). It also has a particular focus on vulnerable groups of young people including looked after children (LAC).

The training also promotes the use of substance misuse screening tools.
The course can be delivered as either two whole days, four half days.

Our Address

44 Newcomen Terrace,
TS10 1DB

Tel: 01642 491212

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