Youth Online and Classroom MHFA Courses

Some testimonials from our Youth MHFA courses

"Probably the best piece of staff development that I've had in my 7 and a half years in teaching. Everything taught felt purposeful and there was a real-life applicability to 100% of the training. I would recommend to every single teacher/manager/safeguarding officer in an education environment." 

 

"Fantastic timing, layout, content and delivery of the two-day course. I felt relaxed and I feel that I know so much about Mental Health now, my understanding of the wide range of complexities, diagnosis, causes and treatments has improved due to this course. I learnt so much and I feel trained and ready to share some content with other professionals, as well as helping support young people.”

 

“This course gave me a valuable experience in providing strategies with people experiencing mental health. I was with a group with excellent knowledge and experience who worked in the field of mental health. Lynn was a very knowledgeable instructor and answered all questions thoroughly. I would highly recommend the course.”

 
 
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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.