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
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
What is psychosis?
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
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
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
15 - 16
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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.