Would you know how to help? 

One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19. 
In an average group of 30 15-year-olds: 
Seven are likely to have been bullied 
Six may be self-harming 
One could have experienced the death of a parent 
Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people. 
It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help. 

Learn to support young people. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse. 
Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 
But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community. 
Let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every young person has access to support if they need it. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid 

This online course trains 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 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  
This is an online course delivered through the Mindmaps Wellbeing Hub 
Learning takes place through four live training sessions spread across one to two weeks, with self-learning activities in between.  
Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan 
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn 
Everyone who completes the course gets: 
A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider 
A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it 
A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health  
Access to Mindmaps Wellbeing Hub_Youth Edition. 

What will I learn? 

Why mental health first aid? 
The mental health first aid action plan 
What is mental health? 
Impact of mental health issues 
Stigma and discrimination 
What is depression? 
Symptoms of depression 
Risk factors for depression 
Depression in the workplace 
Suicide figures 
Alcohol, drugs and mental health 
First aid for suicidal crisis 
Non-judgmental listening skills 
First aid for depression 
Treatment and resources for depression 
What is an anxiety disorder? 
First aid for anxiety disorders 
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event 
Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders 
Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders 
Cognitive distortions and CBT 
Personality disorders 
Eating disorders 
What is psychosis? 
Risk factors for psychosis 
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis 
Bipolar disorder 
Warning signs of developing psychosis 
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis 
Treatment and resources for psychosis 
Recovery and building resources 
Action planning for using MHFA 

Course Locations 

This course is delivered online using an online learning hub. We are delivering the course for closed groups in-person covering all areas of the country, We have a wide selection of courses available for a global audience and have been training delegates all over the world through the learning hub.  
We look forward to welcoming you on to a course that suits your requirements, to help with the mental wellbeing in your workplace for you and your staff.  

This course is available for individuals or closed groups of 6-16 delegates. Please note this is a two-day course, when completing the form include both dates. For enquiries please pick the 1st set of dates you may consider should you choose to go ahead. 

MHFA England Youth Closed Groups course Fee 

Number of delegates 
Price GBP 
15 - 16 
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Book a consultation. 

This call is to help us explore solutions to change the culture of workplace mental health 
Do you have an MH policy in place? 
What do you have in place already? 
What outcomes are you looking for? 
Opportunity to discuss tailored training? 
We have all your mental health workplace solutions, with a team of Registered Mental Health Nurses / Professionals with over 20+ years experience working for the NHS, in mental health settings. 
Enquiry / Booking Form
Please pick your course dates in preference order, if this is only an enquiry at this stage please pick a date you would consider. 
This course is available for delivery Mondday to Friday.  

MHFA England course range delivered by Mindmaps Wellbeing. Click on the course of interest to find out more.  

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